Whatsapp, Meta executives in India branches resign

Following the announcement of massive tech sector layoffs across the globe, Meta India's country lead for public policy Rajiv Aggarwal has quit today, the social media giant confirmed. WhatsApp's India head Abhijit Bose has also resigned, Meta said in a statement.

Two weeks ago, Meta India head Ajit Mohan resigned to take up another job at rival Snap.

Meta is the latest of tech giants to announce a downsizing.
Meta is the latest of tech giants to announce a downsizing. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

Rajiv Aggarwal has decided to step down from his role at Meta to pursue another opportunity, the statement said, wishing him the best for future endeavours. 

The tech giant also announced the appointment of Shivnath Thukral as Director of Public Policy for Meta in India across all its platforms.

Will Cathcart, Head of WhatsApp, thanked Abhijit Bose for his "tremendous contributions" as the first Head of WhatsApp in India. 

Bose also announced his resignation on LinkedIn, saying he is "really excited" about his next job. "After a small break, I plan to rejoin the entrepreneurial world," he said, adding that his stepping down had been planned for a while, "but given the events last week" they wanted to hold this back to "focus on supporting those impacted last week". 

Facebook's parent company Meta had announced massive layoffs in a blog post last week. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg had apologised for the same and took "accountability for these decisions and for how we got here".

Over 11,000 Meta employees were laid off in the first major round of lay-offs in the social media giant's history. Meta is the latest of tech giants to announce a downsizing.

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