Facebook to Locate International HQ in Dublin, Ireland

Mary Coughlin, Ireland’s Minister of Trade, announced this morning that Facebook will be establishing its “international headquarters” in Dublin, the Irish Times reports.

The Dublin headquarters will house Facebook’s international technical, sales, and operations units serving users across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. US Internet giants Google, Yahoo, and eBay have also chosen to locate offices in Dublin due to Ireland’s friendly stance toward companies looking to expand internationally.

“We looked at a number of different locations and ultimately decided that Dublin was the best pick for a couple of different reasons,” Don Faul, Facebook’s chief of online operations told the Irish Times . “One is that it has got a really strong, multi-lingual talent pool which will really help us grow and scale and ultimately get closer to our users, advertisers and developers in the region.

As Facebook expands in Europe, it is also building operations in Asia. Recently posted BD jobs in Hong Kong and Mumbai show that the company is increasing its efforts across the continent

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6 Responses to “Facebook to Locate International HQ in Dublin, Ireland”

  1. Nick Stamoulis says:

    Oh c’mon, they picked that location due to the quality of the pubs! Let’s be honest! ;)

  2. Yasuo Itoh says:

    Facebook must establish local HQ in country served local language. So Facebook have to establish its Japanese HQ or representative for customer support and sales operations.

  3. Facebook Opening Australian Headquarters in Sydney says:

    [...] office is Facebook’s first in the region. Last October, Facebook announced its European operations would be headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and the company has been posting sales positions in Sydney, Paris, London, Toronto, New York, and [...]

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  6. Ali Baba says:

    Hey Eileen, you realize this blog has nothing to do with facebook except writing about it? :-)

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