META's India head, Ajit Mohan Resigns to Join Snap

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc’s India head Ajit Mohan has quit after four years in the job, it said on Thursday, a high-profile exit for the group in its biggest market. Manish Chopra, director and head of partnerships at Meta India, will take over as interim head, a company representative told the media.

Mohan will join rival Snap Inc. as a senior executive managing the Asia Pacific region, a source with direct knowledge told the media. Neither Mohan nor Snap immediately responded to asks for comment. His exit comes as Facebook faces a large group of regulatory challenges in the country where Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration has been fixing laws governing Big Tech companies.

The company has for years confronted criticism for doing little to control the spread of fake news and hate speech in India. The platform had nearly 450 million users in India as of November 2021, while the Meta-owned messaging app WhatsApp had 563 million users.

In an explanation, Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president of the global business group at Meta, said the company remains profoundly committed to India.

By Archana

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