Facebook has appointed Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan as managing director of its Indian operations.
Mohan will be responsible for Facebook’s India strategy and for driving the company’s continued investment in India.
“India is one of the largest and most strategically important countries for Facebook. As we think about what it will take to achieve our mission of bringing people together and building community, we know that investment in India is critical. Ajit’s depth of experience will help us to continue to have a positive impact in India across communities, organizations, businesses and with policy makers,” said David Fischer, Vice-President of Business and Marketing Partnerships, Facebook.
“I am 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. I look forward to championing India in Facebook and working with stakeholders across the spectrum to help build deep and meaningful communities across the country,” said Ajit Mohan.
He will take up the role of managing director and vice-president of Facebook India from early next year. Mohan has around 18 years of experience and served as Hotstar’s chief executive since April, 2016.