Facebook India Head, Ajit Mohan has stepped down to pursue another opportunity. Mohan is going to join rival social media platform Snap, social media company Meta announced today.
Facebook India Head Quits
Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice President of Global Business Group at Meta, said in a statement, ”Ajit has decided to step down from his role at Meta to pursue another opportunity outside of the company.”
In January 2019, Mohan joined Facebook India as the managing director. Two of the company’s offerings, WhatsApp and Instagram added over 200 million users in India during his stay.
Prior to Meta, Mohan served as the chief executive officer of Star India’s video streaming service Hotstar for four years. Mohan, along with Uday Shankar, was pivotal in Hotstar’s content strategy.
Meanwhile, Evan Spiegel, CEO, Snap, said, “I’m happy to share that Ajit Mohan will join Snap as our new President, APAC, joining us in February. Ajit comes from Meta where he most recently served as VP & Managing Director of India, and previously held executive roles across the region, including as founding CEO of Disney’s Hotstar.”