Umang Bedi has been appointed as new Managing Director of famous social network service, Facebook. He will take over from Kirthiga Reddy, who will be returning to the US to take on a new role at the company’s Menlo Park headquarters.
Bedi has two decades of leadership experience covering sales, marketing and partnerships with multinational companies. Bedi was MD of Adobe company in south Asia. He was responsible for making India one of Adobe’s leading markets.
Umang Bedi is an alumni of Harvard Business School. He graduated from the University of Pune. He has many prestigious award- ‘40 Under Forty: India’s Hottest Business Leaders Award 2014’ given by The Economic Times and Spencer Stuart in 2014.
Dan Neary, vice president, Asia Pacific, Facebook said “India is known for its great talent pool and we are really pleased to have Umang Bedi, a proven business executive, to lead our business in India. I also want to wish Kirthiga the very best in her new global role. Kirthiga has played a huge and key role in building our India business from scratch, and I know she will continue to deliver the same impact in the US,.”
He added, “Facebook is where people and businesses connect on mobile and with close to 150 million monthly active people in India, we see significant opportunities to help Indian business-large and small-deliver against their business objectives in the mobile world.”
Said Bedi.“I am thrilled to join Facebook and am looking forward to working with the talented teams in India to help brands and agencies grow their business on our platform. For me it’s a promising opportunity to participate in India’s digital growth, and I can’t think of a better place to be at.”
Bedi will officially start at Facebook in July while Reddy will take up her new role in August.
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By M. Divya Shri