Social media giant Meta, which runs apps such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as the vice-president for Indian operations.
She comes in place of Ajit Mohan who resigned from the company early this month to join rival Snap.
"While continuing to support the long-term expansion of Meta's business and commitment to India, Sandhya will concentrate on bringing business and revenue priorities together to serve its partners and clients. She'll start in her new position on January 1, 2023, report to Vice President of Meta APAC Dan Neary. She will move back to India to lead the India organisation and strategy,” Meta said.
Sandhya has over 20 years of experience and has worked in a variety of fields, including technology, banking, and payments. She joined Meta in 2016 and has since contributed to the development of the companies and teams in Singapore and Vietnam as well as Meta's e-commerce initiatives throughout the region. She moved to lead gaming for APAC in 2020.
She travels to India at a time when the company is under fire internationally for carrying out large-scale layoffs in several nations, including India.