Facebook India Managing Director Umang Bedi logs out

Umang Bedi joined Facebook in July 2016 and was leading the company’s business operations in the South Asia region

Facebook India has announced in a statement that Umang Bedi, the managing director of Facebook India and South Asia has resigned from his position on Tuesday. Facebook India, in a statement, said "Umang Bedi will be leaving his role at 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. Bedi, who joined Facebook last July, will stay with the company for another three months for a smoother transition, the company said. Bhushan is a former Samsung IT and mobile business director.

According to some reports, Facebook has appointed Sandeep Bhushan as interim MD in India.

During his tenure as head at Faceebok India, Bedi focused on expanding the business by building engagements and strategic partnerships with brands and agencies.

Umang Bedi had previously worked at Adobe and Symantec in senior positions. Essentially, the importance of social media in doing business. India is now the largest market for Facebook, exceeding its home ground, the US. The pared-down version is intended for users with old smartphone models or slow Internet connections. Over the months, Facebook has been scaling Express Wifi's reach in the country, bringing it to more villages. The state-run telecommunications company BSNL will be serving as a partner Internet service provider in the project. According to a report a year ago Bedi's mission was to make Facebook relevant for businesses. To accelerate its growth in India, the company has been hiring top-level professionals to manage its operations in the country.

Facebook is now available in 12 languages in India and over 80 per cent of top-grossing apps in India are integrated with the social networking platform.

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