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Kirthiga Reddy decides to relocate to US, steps down from Facebook India MD position

Facebook India’s Managing Director, Kirthiga Reddy, on Friday announced that she is relocating to Facebook’s headquarters at California. She was the first employee of Facebook in India in 2010 and contributed immensely to growth of Facebook in India.

“I have also begun to explore new opportunities at Facebook back at Menlo Park,” Reddy said in the Facebook post and that she was working closely with William Easton, MD of emerging markets (Asia Pacific), and Dan Neary, vice president of Asia Pacific, to search for her successor.

Facebook India’s Managing Director, Kirthiga Reddy, on Friday announced that she is relocating to Facebook’s headquarters at California. She was the first employee of Facebook in India in 2010 and contributed immensely to growth of Facebook in India.

“I have also begun to explore new opportunities at Facebook back at Menlo Park,” Reddy said in the Facebook post and that she was working closely with William Easton, MD of emerging markets (Asia Pacific), and Dan Neary, vice president of Asia Pacific, to search for her successor.

When my family relocated to India, we knew that we would move back to the US some day. It’s a bittersweet moment to…

Posted by Kirthiga Reddy on Friday, 12 February 2016

There has been lot of news around Free Basics roll back in India and subsequent tweet by Marc Andreessen, Silicon Valley investor and also a director on board of Facebook, some people linked Krithiga’s move to these developments. However, a Facebook spokesperson issued a comment to Reuters saying “As she had planned for some time, Kirthiga Reddy is moving back to the U.S. to work with the teams in Headquarters.” In addition, the spokesperson said, “During her time in India, Kirthiga was not involved in our Free Basic Services efforts.”

Kirthiga Reddy did her engineering from MGM College of Engineering in Nanded and passed out in 1992 as the second rank in the University. She has had very interesting journey so far from Nanded to Stanford and to Facebook as the Managing Director India.

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