The popular social networking platform Facebook has announced appointment of Ajit Mohan as Managing Director and Vice-President, Facebook India.
Ajit Mohan will join Facebook early next year and will be responsible for aligning teams and driving Facebook's overall strategy in India. It will his responsibility to develop the strategy for Facenook India and the company’s investment in India.
On this achievement, Ajit mohan said that he is delighted to take on the mantle of shaping Facebook's charter in India. It is a unique opportunity to shape the agenda of a company that has brought the world closer together in one of the most exciting markets in the world. He further added that he looks forward to championing India in Facebook and working with stakeholders across the spectrum to help build deep and meaningful communities across the country.
India is one of the biggest market of Facebook with over 220 millions users. Ajit Mohanwas previously Chief Executive Officer of online streaming platform Hotstar. Ajit Mohan's appointment comes at a time when Facebook and its instant messaging service WhatsApp have pressure from the Indian government to clump down the spread of fake news and misinformation as it is giving rise to issues like mob lynching.