Facebook appoints Umang Bedi as India MD

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As Kirthiga Reddy will move to company’s Menlo Park located headquarters in the US for a new role, Umang Bedi will look after the empire in India

New Delhi: Umang Bedi has been appointed as the Managing Director of Facebook India. As Kirthiga Reddy will move to company’s Menlo Park located headquarters in the US for a new role, Umang Bedi will look after the empire in India.

Umang Bedi is a former MD of Adobe in South Asia and has an experience of nearly two decades in sales, marketing and partnerships with several MNCs. Bedi is responsible for making India a booming market for Adobe.

The vice president of Asia Pacific of Facebook, Dan Neary said, “India is known for its great talent pool and we are really pleased to have Umang Bedi, a proven business executive, to lead our business in India.”

“I also want to wish Kirthiga the very best in her new global role. Kirthiga has played a huge and key role in building our India business from scratch, and I know she will continue to deliver the same impact in the US,” he said.

“Facebook is where people and businesses connect on mobile and with close to 150 million monthly active people in India, we see significant opportunities to help Indian business—large and small—deliver against their business objectives in the mobile world,” he further added.

Meanwhile, Bedi expressed his excitement to work with Facebook claiming it is a promising opportunity for him to participate in India’s digital growth and there isn’t a better place to be.

“I am thrilled to join Facebook and am looking forward to working with the talented teams in India to help brands and agencies grow their business on our platform,” bedi said.

Bedi pursued Bachelors degree from the University of Pune and further continued studies at Harvard Business School. He is also the recipient of ‘40 Under Forty: India’s Hottest Business Leaders Award 2014’ presented by The Economic Times.

Reddy said, “After six years in India building our operations and business, it’s hard to leave a team I now call family. The good news is that we will continue