WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose’s, Meta India’s public technique boss quit
WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose and Meta India’s public policy head Rajiv Aggarwal have quit the company. This comes at a times when Meta India country head Ajit Mohan who had also quit the company earlier this month.
Shivnath Thukral, currently serving as the director of public policy at WhatsApp India, has been appointed the director of public policy for Meta India that includes Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
These developments also come at a time when Facebook parent firm Meta is laying off 11,000 people across the world on November 9.
“I want to thank Abhijit Bose for his tremendous contributions as our first head of WhatsApp in India. His entrepreneurial drive helped our team deliver new services that have benefited millions of people and businesses. There is so much more WhatsApp can do for India and we’re excited to continue helping advance India’s digital transformation,” Will Cathcart, Head of WhatsApp, said in a statement.
Abhijit Bose was appointed as the first country head for WhatsApp in 2019. He was roped in drive WhatsApp’s payments business as well as expand the messaging app’s reach in India.
In a social media post, Bose said that the week has been a tough one for all teams at WhatsApp.
“Amidst all of this, I just shared some news with our WhatsApp and India teams. It has been planned for a while, but given the events last week, we wanted to hold this back so we could focus on supporting those impacted last week,” he said.
“After a small break, I plan to rejoin the entrepreneurial world; you’ll see announcements on that shortly!” he added.