Facebook appoints Hotstar’s CEO Ajit Mohan as India head

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Social networking firm Facebook has appointed Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan as head of India operation.

Mohan will take up the role of managing director and vice-president of Facebook India from early next year, according to the Facebook statement. He will be responsible for aligning teams and driving overall strategy.

“Ajit’s depth of experience will help us to continue to have a positive impact in India across communities, organisations, businesses and with policymakers”, said David Fischer, Vice-President of Business and Marketing Partnerships, Facebook.

The new appointment will also consolidate the social networking site’s relationship with businesses and people.

“I look forward to championing India in Facebook and working with stakeholders across the spectrum to help build deep and meaningful communities across the country” Mohan was quoted as saying by ET report.

Since April 2016, Mohan has headed Hotstar as CEO. He is an alumnus of McKinsey and the company’s New York office.

Facebook has not had a country head in India since October 2017. Umang Bedi had quit the company as MD eleven months ago.

Yesterday, Facebook-owned Whatsapp had appointed Komal Lahiri as a grievance officer for India.

Both the firms are under the Indian government radar over their inability to stop spreading fake news. The government has also served multiple notices to them in this regard.

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