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Meta Loses More Key Officials In India After Its Head Quit To Join Snap

Benzinga · 11/15/2022 16:38
  • Meta Platforms, Inc (NASDAQ:META) lost two more senior executives in India, days after country head Ajit Mohan stepped down from his role to pursue another opportunity at rival social media platform Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP), Bloomberg reported.
  • Abhijit Bose, head of WhatsApp in India, and Rajiv Aggarwal, Meta's public policy director in the country, have resigned. 
  • The resignations come amid India's heightening regulatory challenges.  
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  • Meta said the latest exits aren't linked to the "recent news cycles" and pledged its commitment to India. 
  • Recently, Meta said it would cut more than 11,000 jobs worldwide, equal to about 13% of its workforce.
  • WhatsApp hired Bose, the co-founder of mobile payments company Ezetap, in 2018, when the messaging platform was trying to set up a payments business. 
  • Aggarwal, a former bureaucrat in the Indian government, joined Meta's India unit in late 2021 after leading public policy for Uber Technologies, Inc (NYSE: UBER) in the country for almost two years. 
  • Meta promoted Shivnath Thukral, a former journalist, to replace Aggarwal as the director for public policy in India.
  • Price Action: META shares closed higher by 2.50% at $117.08 on Tuesday.