Umang Bedi, the managing director, Facebook India and South Asia, has moved on from the company. “We confirm that Umang Bedi will be leaving his role and Facebook at the end of this year. He’s built a really strong team and business during his time with us, and we wish him all the best,” Facebook confirmed in a statement. Also Read - Facebook gives voice to emojis with Soundmoji: Here's how to sendAlso Read - Netflix could launch its video game streaming service next year, at no extra cost
In his place, Sandeep Bhushan, director, consumer and media, South Asia will be the interim managing director as the company searches for his full-time successor. Also Read - You can now use WhatsApp web without your phone
Umang Bedi joined Facebook in 2016, and worked for about 18 months in the organisation. His role at Facebook India was of building and maintaining strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country. As his posts on Facebook reflect, Bedi was involved in enabling the Facebook Blood donation campaign in India.
Also, in July this year, he addressed a keynote at the CNBC Young Turks event at New Delhi to talk about mobile disruption in the country and Facebook’s growing role in helping businesses large and small realize real business outcomes. Essentially, the importance of social media in doing business.
Before Facebook India, Bedi worked at Adobe where he was serving as a managing director for South Asia region, responsible for growing their business in India. Bedi replaced Kirthiga Reddy in Facebook who went on to take a global role in the company s ecosystem. ALSO READ: Facebook s security chief Alex Stamos defends algorithms
Umang Bedi has leadership experience of more than 20 years, in the period of which, he has covered sales, marketing and partnerships where he successfully built teams and grew businesses for multinational companies. Reportedly, Bedi has moved on to start an entrepreneurial venture of his own. ALSO READ: Facebook plans to make scrutiny of advertisements more stringent