Thursday, July 15, 2010

Facebook opens operations office in India



Facebook today announced two key appointments to launch its operations office in Hyderabad, India, marking the company’s progress towards establishing a local team amid rapid growth in India and around the world.

Company names Kirthiga Reddy as Director of Online Operations and Manoj Varghese as Director of User Operations.


As Director of Online Operations, Kirthiga Reddy will head Facebook’s operations in India, supporting the company’s growing number of users, advertisers and developers worldwide who are capitalizing on Facebook’s global service to foster relationships with people and reach out to new customers locally and internationally.  Kirthiga and the India team will also be instrumental in developing effective relationships with government officials at the city, state, and national levels.   

Working closely with Kirthiga, Manoj Varghese, Director of User Operations, will specialize in building a world-class user support team to serve the needs of the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who actively use Facebook every day, including more than 8 million active users in India.  Both Kirthiga and Manoj will be based in Facebook’s newly opened office in Hyderabad.”

Kirthiga joins Facebook from Phoenix Technologies, where she served as Vice President and General Manager, heading Phoenix India’s team in Bangalore.


Manoj joins Facebook from Google, where he served as Director of People Operations, responsible for HR and staffing in the Japan and Asia Pacific regions.



So a very warm welcome to Facebook  for coming to India !!

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