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Meta Platforms Appoints Sandhya Devanathan As India Head

NEW DELHI: Meta which has been in the news for its mass layoffs has appointed Sandhya Devanathan in place of Ajit Mohan who joined rival Snap Inc. As the vice president of the social media platform, Sandhya will spearhead the company’s charter and strengthen ties with organizations that could drive the social media firms’ growth in key channels in the country.

“I’m pleased to welcome Sandhya as our new leader for India,” Meta Chief Business Officer Marne Levine said in a statement. “Sandhya has a proven track record of scaling businesses, building exceptional and inclusive teams, driving product innovation, and building strong partnerships. We are thrilled to have her lead Meta’s continued growth in India,” added the statement.

The announcement comes on the heels of the recent resignations of the director of public policy for India, Rajiv Aggarwal, and the head of WhatsApp in India, Abhijit Bose, at Meta Platforms.

Ms. Devanathan joined Meta in 2016 and has since contributed to developing teams in Singapore and Vietnam and Meta’s e-commerce operations throughout the region.

She relocated to Indonesia in 2020 to oversee gaming for APAC, one of Meta’s major worldwide verticals.

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