Umang Bedi, MD, India and South Asia at Facebook, has stepped down from his role.
"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 spoeserson shared in a press statement.
According to some reports, Facebook has appointed Sandeep Bhushan as interim MD in India. He has been part of Facebook’s core leadership team in India. Bedi will be associated with Facebook till the end of December. When asked about his future plans, he said he would “follow my passion”.
Bedi joined Facebook after serving as managing director for India operations for Adobe. He replaced Kirthiga Reddy as the managing director for Facebook India last year. Reddy, who had served that position for more than five years, stepped down amid the company's ongoing tussle with the Indian regulator over Free Basics. At the time the company said Reddy was planning to change roles for some time.