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Meta Appoints Sandhya Devanathan As Its India Head

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Facebook parent Meta today announced the appointment of Sandhya Devanathan as the Vice President of Meta India. The appointment comes after the departure of Meta India’s country head Ajit Mohan who joined rival Snap. On Tuesday, WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose and Meta India’s director of public policy Rajiv Aggarwal also left the company.


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“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’s Chief Business Officer Marne Levine said.

Devanathan, who is leading the company’s gaming vertical for the Asia Pacific (APAC) market, will transition to her new role on January 1, 2023 and will report to Dan Neary, Vice President, Meta APAC. She will be a part of the APAC leadership team, the company said.

In her new role, she will spearhead the company’s India charter and focus on bringing the organization’s business and revenue priorities together to serve its partners and clients, thereby supporting Meta’s long-term growth and commitment to India, the company said in a statement.

Devanathan’s appointment comes at a time when Facebook is facing regulatory challenges in India with government tightening laws governing Big Tech companies. She has been with Meta since 2016 and has helped build the social networking giant’s Singapore and Vietnam businesses and teams as well as its Southeast Asian e-commerce initiatives. 

She is also the executive sponsor for Meta’s Women@APAC initiative and the global lead for Play Forward, a global Meta initiative to improve diversity representation in the gaming industry, the company said.

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