After peer pressure from the government, Twitter has finally filled the seven-month-long vacated post of Managing Director for India. Manish Maheshwari, former CEO of Network18 Digital has joined as India’s head.
Twitter has been scouting for India’s head since the departure of Taranjeet Singh who quit the company in September 2018. The Jack Dorsey-led company was also under scanner over spreading fake news and pushing false propaganda by nuisance ahead of General election in India.
Maheswari will lead Twitter India’s strategy and execution to accelerate audience and revenue growth in one of the company’s top markets worldwide, reflects a post by microblogging site’s Vice President of APAC region – Maya Hari.
Excited to welcome Manish Maheshwari @manishm345 as our new Managing Director for @TwitterIndia. Manish is joining to lead our strategy and execution in India and accelerate audience and revenue growth in one of our top markets worldwide.
— Maya Hari (@maya_hari) April 22, 2019
Apart from roping in Maheshwari, Hari also announced that the company is actively hiring in India and across the globe.
Prior to joining Twitter, Maheshwari spent 3 years at Network18 and headed Merchant Business & Seller Ecosystem at Flipkart for one year besides a long stint at Intuit, McKinsey and Procter & Gamble.