According to a Meta-Statement, Devanthan will assume her role as meta India vice president on 1 January. she succeeds Ajit Mohan who left the company earlier this month. Thursday, Meta announced it has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as the Vice President of its India unit, a role in which she will head the company’s business in the country.
The company said on Thursday. Meta owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Welcoming her as India’s head, Meta Chief Business Officer Marne Levine said in a statement that he was pleased to welcome Sandhya Devanathan as “Meta’s continued growth in India.
Sandhya Devanathan joined Meta in 2016. At Meta, Sandhya Devanathan helped build out the Singapore and Vietnam businesses and teams. She also helped Meta’s e-commerce initiatives in Southeast Asia. Sandhya Devanathan has 22 years of experience and an international career in banking, payments, and technology.
According to her Linkedin profile, she is a global business leader with a track record of scaling businesses, building exceptional teams, and driving product innovation. A huge believer in tech’s ability to drive value for businesses of all sizes, and the role it could play in building strong communities that connect all of us. She is a strong advocate of women in leadership and diversity in the workplace. Board Member at Pepper Financial and Singapore’s National Library Board.
“I’m pleased to welcome Sandhya as our new leader for India. Sandhya has a proven track record of scaling businesses, building exceptional and inclusive teams, driving product innovation, and building strong partnerships. We are thrilled to have her lead Meta’s continued growth in India,” Meta Chief Business Officer Marne Levine said in a statement.
Devanathan joined Meta in 2016 and helped build out the Singapore and Vietnam businesses and teams as well as Meta’s e-commerce initiatives in Southeast Asia.
In 2020, she moved to Indonesia to lead Gaming for APAC which is one of the largest verticals for Meta globally, the statement said.
She will transition to her new role on January 1, 2023, and will report to Dan Neary, Vice President, Meta APAC, and will be part of the APAC leadership team. She will move back to India to lead the India org and strategy.
As part of her role, Devanathan will spearhead the company’s India charter and strengthen the strategic relationships with the country’s leading brands, creators, advertisers, and partners to drive Meta’s revenue growth in key channels in India,” the statement said.