Facebook India’s managing director Kirthiga Reddy recently announced that she is stepping down from the position and that she would soon be moving back to the US.
The timing of Reddy’s resignation thus sent many speculating that the reason for her to quit, has got something to do with the failure of Facebook’s Free Basics programme in India.
Soon after the news spread the social media giant sent out an official statement denying any relation between Reddy’s departure and the failure of Free Basics. It said that she was not involved in Free Basics in any way.
The statement also pointed out that her move was planned earlier. It read:
“As she had planned for some time, Kirthiga Reddy is moving back to the US 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.”
Reddy is expected to head back to the US in next 6-12 months and will join back the Facebook headquarters there. Reddy had sent out a post announcing her move
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