Meet Meta India’s New Vice President Sandhya Devanathan, A Delhi University Alumni

Not just Twitter, Meta (formerly known as Facebook) also laid off scores of its staff after it ceased to make profits. Several Indian employees were also impacted by the mass layoffs.

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Now, the company has appointed an Indian-origin woman to lead Meta India. According to Hindustan Times, Meta announced Sandhya Devanathan as the Vice President of Meta India.

Welcoming Sandhya for her new role, Meta’s Chief Business Officer Marne Levine said in a statement, “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.”

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As per reports, she succeeds Ajit Mohan after he resigned earlier this month. After him, Manish Chopra, director and head of partnerships at Meta India, reportedly took over in the interim until they decided to give the designation to Sandhya.

46-year-old Sandhya, who is currently in Singapore, will take over her role in India starting January 1 and will relocate to the country to lead the organization.

Sandhya has always been an asset to the company since she joined the then Facebook, in January 2016, as Group Director, SEA – Ecommerce, Travel, and FinServ, in Singapore. Soon after, the Delhi University alumni became the company’s MD (Managing Director) for Singapore and Business Head for Vietnam.

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As per her LinkedIn profile, she is currently the Vice President for Gaming in the Asia-Pacific region.

She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of organizations like Pepper Financial Services Group, National Library Board (Singapore), Singapore Management University, Ministry of Information and Communications (Singapore), and Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. After completing her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from  Andhra University, she did her MBA from the University of Delhi. Moreover, she also reportedly pursued a course in leadership from Oxford University.

Congratulations on getting the role and representing India on a global level.

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