Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as the Vice President of Meta India, the social media giant firm said on Thursday. She has been hired to replace Ajit Mohan who resigned earlier this month. Meta owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
Sandhya Devanathan joined Meta in 2016. At Meta, Sandhya Devanathan helped build out the Singapore and Vietnam businesses and teams. She also helped Meta's e-commerce initiatives in Southeast Asia. Sandhya Devanathan has 22 years of experience and an international career in banking, payments, and technology.
Welcoming her as India head, Meta Chief Business Officer Marne Levine said in a statement that he was pleased to welcome Sandhya Devanathan as “Meta’s continued growth in India”.
“I'm pleased to welcome Sandhya as our new leader for India. Sandhya has a proven track record of scaling businesses, building exceptional and inclusive teams, driving product innovation, and building strong partnerships. We are thrilled to have her lead Meta's continued growth in India,” Marne Levine said.
In a statement, Meta said Devanathan will transition to her new role as country head of Meta India from 1 January 2023. She will be reporting to Dan Neary, Vice President, Meta APAC, and will be part of the APAC leadership team.