Facebook India’s head Kirthiga Reddy has stepped down from her post and will be moving back to the US. Kirthiga had joined Facebook six years ago and was its first employee in India. The company is now in search for her successor in India.

Krithiga announced about her move in a Facebook post. She wrote, “It will be business as-usual over the next 6-12 months. I am working closely with William Easton and Dan Neary as we search for my successor in India. I have also begun to explore new opportunities at Facebook back at Menlo Park.”

Kirthiga resignation

Her resignation comes just a day after TRAI ruled against differential pricing leading to shutdown on Facebook’s Free Basics in India.

Commenting on her move, a Facebook spokesperson stated, “As she had planned for some time, Kirthiga Reddy is moving back to the US to work with the teams in Headquarters. We are extremely proud of the work she has done to grow our global sales business in India. During her time in India, Kirthiga was not involved in our Free Basic Services efforts.”

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