Facebook India Head, Kirthiga Reddy To Relocate To US [Nothing To Do With FreeBasics]

Kirthiga Reddy, who started out as the first employee for Facebook in India, on Friday announced her quitting through a Facebook post.

She plans to move back to US in six months and expressed her excitement saying “she has begun to explore new opportunities at Facebook back at Menlo Park” in California.

“I could not be more excited about where the Facebook business is in India, where we are going and what’s to come. Over the last six years, starting as the first employee for Facebook in India, I have had the privilege to be part of our amazing growth journey — from our operations in Hyderabad to being a business partner for our clients as they build their brands and grow their business in this mobile-first world,” wrote Reddy in her FB post.

Facebook has shutdown Free Basics campaign in India, after TRAI booted them out.

FreeBasics To Be Blamed?

While media outlets have reported that failure of Freebasics could be a reason, she was apparently not involved in the Free Basics efforts.

” As she had planned for some time, Kirthiga Reddy is moving back to the U.S. to work with the teams in Headquarters. We are extremely proud of the work she has done to grow our global sales business in India. During her time in India, Kirthiga was not involved in our Free Basic Services efforts.”

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