Petey’s son, Daniel Buttigeg, is set to join Twitter, according to a source familiar with the deal.
Petey, a senior manager at Twitter, will be the company’s new chief executive, the source said, adding that the timing of the announcement was not yet known.
Twitter has been in the news recently after reports surfaced that it had been compromised by an external threat.
The social media company has been under fire for its handling of the situation.
The company had announced in February that it was stepping up cybersecurity measures.