Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Facebook India MD steps down

Facebook India MD steps down

Facebook India has announced in a statement that Umang Bedi, the managing director of Facebook India and South Asia has resigned from his position on Tuesday. Prior to that, he was the managing director-South Asia at Adobe Systems Inc. He succeeded Kirthiga Reddy at Facebook, who returned to the United States to take on a new role at the company's headquarters at Menlo Park.

Facebook had appointed the former Adobe South Asia region MD Umang Bedi in June previous year to build and maintain strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country. As a part of the Asia Pacific leadership team, his role was to lead the company's business operations in the South Asia region. He is now developing strategies and partnerships for the social media platform.

As part of its Express WiFi Project in May 2017, the social media platform joined hands with Bharti Airtel to install 20,000 hotspots across the country. The state-run telecommunications company BSNL will be serving as a partner Internet service provider in the project. "Our two daughters start high school and middle school this coming year - which serves as a natural transition point to make this move back", Reddy said in a Facebook post after her resignation. This is the second high-level exit in a tech company in India.

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India is the second largest market for Facebook after the U.S. and Bedi was confident of India's contribution to Facebook's next billion user base. India has now become the largest market for Facebook, beating its home turf US.

Facebook appointed Bedi as Managing Director for India to build and maintain strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country.

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