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WhatsApp’s India head Abhijit Bose and Meta India’s director of public policy Rajiv Aggarwal resignes

WhatsApp’s India head Abhijit Bose and Director Public Policy Meta India Rajiv Aggarwal resigned from their posts a week after Meta’s largest layoffs across the board. Shivnath Thukral, who previously served as the Director of WhatsApp’s Indian Public Policy, is now the Director of Public Policy for all Meta brands in India.

Meta cut almost 11,000 jobs last week, all throughout the world. The leader of Meta in India, Ajit Mohan, resigned from his position earlier this month. As President, Asia-Pacific, he joined Snap.

Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, said in a statement “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,”.

According to the business, Rajiv Aggarwal has taken the decision to quit “to seek another opportunity.” He has been instrumental in directing our policy-driven activities over the past year in areas like user safety, privacy, and scaling up programmes like GOAL to promote digital inclusion in the nation. According to the statement, he has also been driving proactive engagement with important policy and regulatory stakeholders. Shivnath Thukral will serve as Director, Public Policy for Meta in India, according the company’s appointment. “We are also announcing Shivnath Thukral’s appointment as the Director of Public Policy for Meta in India. Since 2017, Shivnath has played a crucial role in our Public Policy team. Shivnath will establish and oversee significant policy development projects across our apps in India, including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, in his new job. We will continue to make substantial contributions to the regulatory process that will allow everyone to fully utilise the potential of India’s digital economy since we are still committed to our users there “, according to Manish Chopra, Director of Partnerships for Meta in India.

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