California : Social networking giant Facebook has appointed Umang Bedi as new managing director for its Indian operations, replacing Kirthiga Reddy, who will be returning to United States to join the global accounts team at Menlo Park.
Bedi comes to Facebook with close to two decades of leadership experience covering sales, marketing and partnerships where he successfully built teams and grew businesses for multinational companies.
He will officially join as a managing director at Facebook in July.
“India is known for its great talent pool and we are really pleased to have Umang, 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,” said Dan Neary, VP Asia Pacific in Facebook.
“Facebook is where people and businesses connect on mobile and with close to 150 million monthly active people in India, we see significant opportunities to help Indian business – large and small – deliver against their business objectives in the mobile world,” Neary added. (ANI)