As of January 1, 2023, Sandhya Devanathan will be taking charge of Meta India as its vice president. The new VP will continue to support the long-term expansion of Meta’s business and commitment to India while concentrating on aligning the organization’s business and revenue priorities to serve its partners and clients, as per reported by Entrepreneur.com.
Devanathan will be a member of the APAC leadership team and report to Dan Neary, vice president, Meta APAC. Devanathan is a corporate executive with 22 years of experience who has worked internationally in the fields of technology, payments, and banking.
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“India is at the forefront of digital adoption and Meta has launched many of our top products, such as Reels and Business Messaging, in India first. We are proud to have recently launched JioMart on WhatsApp, which is our first end-to-end shopping experience 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,” said Marne Levine, chief business Officer, Meta.
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Devanathan joined Meta in 2016 and has since contributed to the development of the companies and teams in Singapore and Vietnam as well as Meta’s e-commerce initiatives throughout Southeast Asia. 2020 saw her go to lead the largest vertical for Meta globally—gaming—in APAC.