As per the sources Facebook hired Snapdeal former executive and a high-profile investor Anand Chandrasekaran to help develop strategies for its Messenger app. The announcement could be made tomorrow.
Both Anand and facebook didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Anand Chandrasekaran resume includes company like Yahoo & Snapdeal as a former senior executive. He also served at India’s largest cellular company, Bharti Airtel Ltd. as a chief product officer. Where he launched Airtel’s mobile application and a popular music streaming app. His expertise in Silicon Valley and India will help messenger platform.
He will assume a global leadership role working on strategies and partnerships for Facebook’s billion-user-strong texting service, according to people familiar with the situation.
With global users increasingly flocking to messaging platforms such as Facebook’s own WhatsApp and Chinese internet major Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat, the Menlo Park, Calif., company is eager to transform Messenger into a hub for activities such as e-commerce.