Meta India's Head of Partnerships Resigns, Fourth Major Exit In A Year

Manish Chopra, Meta India’s Director and Head of Partnerships, is stepping down after a four-and-a-half-year stint.

What Happened? In a LinkedIn post, Chopra acknowledged his journey with Meta and hinted at an upcoming new professional phase.

Chopra joined Meta India in January 2019 and led partnerships in the country, an increasingly crucial market for Meta. He expressed gratitude for the trust placed in him and pride in his team’s work in fostering growth, engagement, and support for creators and businesses across Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

Sandhya Devanathan, VP of Meta India, confirmed the development in a statement shared with MoneyControl. She highlighted that Manish was a crucial part of the India leadership team for over four years, instrumental in growing the business and enhancing relationships with creators and businesses.

Devanathan also acknowledged the significant contributions Chopra made towards achieving their priorities in India during his tenure. She expressed gratitude for his service and extended her best wishes for his future endeavours.

Exit door: This departure is the fourth significant exit from Meta India in the past year. In November, Ajit Mohan, Meta's India country head, left to join Snap‘s APAC business. Following Mohan's departure, Chopra temporarily oversaw Meta India operations until Sandhya Devanathan’s appointment as Head and Vice President of Meta India.

Just two days before Devanathan’s appointment, WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose and Director Public Policy Meta India Rajiv Aggarwal resigned. Earlier, in September, Manesh Mahatme, WhatsApp’s payment business head, left after a stint of nearly 18 months.

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