NEW DELHI Abhijit Bose, India’s head of Meta WhatsApp, and Rajiv Aggarwal, public policy director at India’s Meta Platforms Inc., have resigned, a Meta spokesperson said on Tuesday.
The departure of Meta’s Indian boss, Ajit Mohan, who retired this month to join Rival Snap Inc. after four years at the company.
Meta is also in the midst of massive layoffs announced last week, cutting more than 11,000 jobs, or 13% of its workforce. Facebook’s parent company is doubling down on its bet on the Metaverse amid a collapsing ad market and decades of inflation.
A Meta spokesperson said neither departure was related to the current layoffs.
Meta has appointed Sibunath Thukral as the new director of public policy in India and the company is looking to replace Abhijit Bose, a spokesperson said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Facebook is facing regulatory troubles in India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has tightened laws against big tech companies.
Meta’s messaging service,Meta WhatsApp, is also looking to acquire more established players such as Alphabet Inc’s Google Pay, Ant Group-backed Paytm and Walmart’s PhonePe to grow its payment services in a highly competitive market. increase.
A few months ago, Manesh Mahatme, head of WhatsApp’s India payments business, also resigned and moved to Amazon India.
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