By our reporter

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg knows something about massaging the ego of his employees, especially those who have contributed immensely to his multinational brand growth.

To mark 10 years of working for Facebook, the tech company which has turned the world of communication on its head, Zuckerberg singled out the man who grows the Facebook community.

“He runs the team responsible for growing our community around the world — including translating the service into 100+ languages, pioneering the idea of a growth team, building “lite” versions of Facebook and Messenger for low bandwidth environments, and kicking off Internet.org to spread internet connectivity around the world. Under his leadership, our community has grown to more than 2 billion people.” The boss said, showing he was proud of Mr Olivan.

Below is the message.

Today we’re celebrating Javier Olivan’s 10 year anniversary of joining Facebook!

Javi has been one of the most influential people in Facebook’s history. He runs the team responsible for growing our community around the world — including translating the service into 100+ languages, pioneering the idea of a growth team, building “lite” versions of Facebook and Messenger for low bandwidth environments, and kicking off Internet.org to spread internet connectivity around the world. Under his leadership, our community has grown to more than 2 billion people.

He’s also one of the people who can reliably solve any big challenge we face. A few years ago, he helped turn Messenger into a high quality standalone app. In the last year, I’ve asked him to take on improving our customer support quality and fighting bad actors and bad content across the network. This is one of my top priorities and I’m confident we’ll make progress under his leadership.

Javi, thank you for being a great friend and partner, and for everything you do to bring the world closer together.