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Facebook India MD Umang Bedi steps down

Sandeep Bhushan, director of consumer and media (South Asia) at Facebook will be the interim head.

tech Updated: Oct 10, 2017 17:17 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Umang Bedi,Sandeep Bhushan,Facebook India
Facebook India managing director Umang Bedi quits.(AFP)

Facebook India managing director Umang Bedi has stepped down from his position, the social networking company said on Tuesday.

Sandeep Bhushan, Director, Consumer and Media, South Asia has been appointed as the interim head.

“We confirm that Umang Bedi will be leaving his role at Facebook at the end of this year. He has built a really strong team and business during his time with us, and we wish him all the best,” Facebook said in a statement.

Prior to joining Facebook, Bedi served as the managing director of the South Asia region at Adobe.

According to sources, Bedi is expected to start an entrepreneurial venture of his own. Bedi was not immediately available for comments. India is the second largest user base for Facebook globally, after the US.

Bedi was appointed as the managing director in mid 2016, taking over the India business from Kirthiga Reddy who moved to the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, the US.

“He’s built a really strong team and business during his time with us, and we wish him all the best,” the company added.

First Published: Oct 10, 2017 15:35 IST