NEW DELHI: Facebook India’s managing director Kirthiga Reddy has stepped down from her post. In a Facebook post, Reddy says she will exit in 6-12 months and go back to the US.
“When my family relocated to India, we knew that we would move back to the US some day. It’s a bittersweet moment to share that the return timeframe is coming up in the next 6-12 months. Our two daughters start high school and middle school this coming year – which serves as a natural transition point to make this move back,” Reddy says in the post.
She also describes her future plans in the post and says she has “begun to explore new opportunities at Facebook back at Menlo Park”. “Over the last six years, starting as the first employee for Facebook in India, I have had the privilege to be part of our amazing growth journey,” Reddy says.
She ends her post saying, “I’m grateful to have two countries to call “home,” have had this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and look forward to the next one, and have the opportunity to partner with each of you.”
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.
Reddy’s stepping down comes a day after Facebook shut down ‘Free Basics’ in India following an order by telecom regulator Trai barring operators from charging discriminatory rates for Internet access based on content.
Free Basics was offered in India in partnership with Reliance Communications and was earlier known as Internet.org.
While Facebook had promoted Free Basics as a programme aimed at providing basic Internet access to people in partnership with telecom operators, critics slammed the service saying it violated the principle of net neutrality.
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