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Meta India chief Ajit Mohan quits to join Snap as APAC president

He will join the camera and social media company in February 2023.

Ajit Mohan, Meta India’s vice president and managing director, has quit. He is on his way to joining Snap Inc, a camera and social media company, as president of Asia Pacific, in February 2023.

“When I took on this role, my objective was to build a team and a company that would be a valuable ally to India and play a useful role in fuelling its economic and social transformation. This is exactly what we have managed to do in the last four years,” wrote Mohan in a LinkedIn post announcing his move to Snap.

An internal memo from Snap CEO Evan Spiegel revealed that as APAC President, Mohan will lead Snap's India, Australia & New Zealand, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea businesses.

He will also provide in-market leadership, lead cross-functional efforts across the region, oversee all local operations, and lead our go-to-market strategy.

Mohan will be a member of Snap's executive team and will report to Jerry Hunter. Similar to the global structure in the Americas and EMEA, the regional sales teams will report to the Mohan, with Kathryn Carter (KC) and her current APAC sales teams, as well as the India and China sales teams reporting to the new APAC President. Spiegel thanked KC for her incredible leadership of the APAC business during such a turbulent time.

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Mohan joined Facebook (now Meta India) in January 2019 and leaves after serving four years at the American technology and social media giant.

Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice President, Global Business Group, Meta said in a statement, “Ajit has decided to step down from his role at Meta to pursue another opportunity outside of the company. Over the last four years, he has played an important role in shaping and scaling our India operations so they can serve many millions of Indian businesses, partners and people.”

“We remain deeply committed to India and have a strong leadership team in place to carry on all our work and partnerships. We are grateful for Ajit’s leadership and contribution and wish him the very best for the future.”

Before Meta India, Mohan worked at video streamer Disney+ Hotstar where he served as CEO. In a career spanning over two decades, Mohan has served at companies like the Star TV Network, The Wall Street Journal, McKinsey & Company, and Arthur D. Little.

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