Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy Quits, To Relocate At Facebook US
Facebook India’s MD Kirthiga Reddy is set to quit as Managing Director. The announcement has come within a week of India’s refusal to accept and roll out Facebook’s Free Basic idea in the country.
The company, however, denied any connection between the two. Krithiga is planning to locate and work at Facebook US headquarters. She joined the company in 2010 and will start working at company’s US headquarters within next 6-12 months. In her FB post, Krithiga wrote:
“I have also begun to explore new opportunities at Facebook back at Menlo Park,” Reddy said in a Facebook post.”
Reddy said that she was already in touch with William Easton, MD of emerging markets (Asia Pacific), and Dan Neary, vice president of Asia Pacific, to search for her successor. A Facebook person further explained that:
“As she had planned for some time, Kirthiga Reddy is moving back to the U.S. to work with the teams in Headquarters. We are extremely proud of the work she has done to grow our global sales business in India. During her time in India, Kirthiga was not involved in our Free Basic Services efforts.”
Facebook’s pet project Free Basics, earlier known as ‘Internet.org’ erupted controversy as countries accused Facebook of hurting the ethos of net neutrality, people continuously debating for.