Devanathan will be a part of the APAC leadership team & will move back to India to lead country’s organization and strategy
Meta, the social media giant has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as the Vice President of Meta India, the company said on Thursday. She will start her new role on January 1, 2023, and will report to Dan Neary, Vice President, Meta APAC.
Devanathan will be a part of the APAC leadership team and will move back to India to lead the country’s organization and strategy. She comes in place of Ajit Mohan who resigned from Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, early this month.
Devanathan will focus on bringing the organization’s business and revenue priorities together to serve its partners and clients while continuing to support the long-term growth of Meta’s business and commitment to India, said the company.
“I’m pleased 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 thrilled to have her lead Meta’s continued growth in India,” Meta Chief Business Officer Marne Levine said in a statement.
“She will move back to India to lead the India org and strategy. As part of her role, Devanathan will spearhead the company’s India charter and strengthen the strategic relationships with the country’s leading brands, creators, advertisers, and partners to drive Meta’s revenue growth in key channels in India,” the statement said.
Devanathan joined Meta in 2016 and helped build out the Singapore and Vietnam businesses and teams as well as Meta’s e-commerce initiatives in Southeast Asia. In 2020, she moved to Indonesia to lead Gaming for APAC which is one of the largest verticals for Meta globally, the statement said.
Earlier this month, Ajit Mohan, head of Meta in India, left the social network to join rival Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, as the lead of the company’s Asia-Pacific business.
Meta last week sacked more than 11,000 employees, or 13 percent of its workforce, in one of the worst tech lay-offs that hit various teams in India.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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