Facebook India MD Bedi resigns

Bedi an Engineering and Electronics graduate from the University of Pune also has an MBA from Harvard Business School

Bedi an Engineering and Electronics graduate from the University of Pune also has an MBA from Harvard Business School

Facebook India and South Asia MD Umang Bedi has resigned from the company.

Before joining Facebook, Bedi served as the managing director of the South Asia region at Adobe.

According to some reports, Facebook has appointed Sandeep Bhushan as interim MD in India.

Umang Bedi took over as head at Facebook India in July 2016 after former MD Kirthanga Reddy returned to the U.S. to head the Global Accounts team at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park.

"We confirm that Umang Bedi will be leaving his role and Facebook at the end of this year", the company said in a statement. He said, "It has been a phenomenal one and a half years at Facebook".

Most recently, the social networking giant announced the launch of its Messenger Lite app in India.

Under his leadership, Facebook revealed a three-fold business strategy for India. The company didn't share who will be taking over Bedi's position after he has left the company. This is the second high-level exit in a tech company in India. At the time of appointment Bedi had termed the new role as a promising opportunity, "I am thrilled to join Facebook and am looking forward to working with the talented teams in India, to help brands and agencies grow their business on our platform".

As per recent reports, India now boasts a total of 241 Mn active users, compared to the United States' 240 Mn Facebook-using populace.

These efforts seem to have come to fruition, now that India has overtaken the U.S. to become the social networking platform's largest country-based audience. He replaced Kirthiga Reddy as the managing director for Facebook India a year ago.

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