Meta appoints Sandhya Devanathan as Head of India

Meta Platforms, Inc. announced on Thursday the appointment of sandhya devanathan as director and vice president of Meta India. He will transition into his new role on January 1, 2023.

Sandhya will focus on the organization’s revenue and business priorities to serve its partners and customers, while continuing to support the long-term growth of the business and Meta’s commitment to India, the company said.

marne levine, Meta’s chief commercial officer, said in a statement: “I am delighted to welcome Sandhya as our new leader for India. Sandhya has a proven track record of scaling businesses, building exceptional and inclusive teams, driving product innovation, and building strong partnerships. We are delighted that she will lead the continued growth of Meta in India.”

Sandhya’s appointment comes a fortnight after Ajit Mohan resigned from the company to join rival Snap and run its APAC business.

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He will be part of the APAC leadership team and will return to India to lead the company’s organization and strategy in the country. As part of his role, Sandhya will spearhead the company’s charter in India and strengthen strategic relationships with the country’s top brands, creators, advertisers and partners to drive Meta’s revenue growth across key channels in India.

Sandhya has 22 years of experience and an international career in banking, payments and technology. She joined Meta in 2016 and helped build its businesses and teams in Singapore and Vietnam, as well as the social media giant’s e-commerce initiatives in Southeast Asia. In 2020, he went on to lead games for APAC, which is one of the largest Meta verticals globally.

His appointment follows the resignation of WhatsApp India chief Abhijit Bose and Meta India Director of Public Policy Rajiv Aggarwal from their posts earlier this week.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the company will reduce the size of its team by 13%, cutting more than 11,000 jobs.