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Facebook appoints new India managing director

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New Delhi: Facebook said that it has appointed Umang Bedi as Managing Director, India, who will take over from Kirthiga Reddy. Bedi will officially start at Facebook as the new Managing Director in July 2016. He will lead in building and maintaining strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country.

Prior to joining Facebook, Umang was the Managing Director of the South Asia region at Adobe. He was responsible for growing their business in India and helping India grow to amongst the leading markets for Adobe in the APAC and global regions. Reddy is returning to United States to take on a new role at the company’s headquarters at Menlo Park. She will start her new role in August 2016.

Dan Neary, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Facebook, said “India is known for its great talent pool and we are really pleased to have Umang Bedi, a proven business executive to lead our business in India. I also want to wish Kirthiga the very best in her new global role. Kirthiga has played a huge and key role in building our India business from scratch, and I know she will continue to deliver the same impact in the US.”

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