Facebook’s director of platforms and product partnerships Anand Chandrasekaran based in its Menlo Park headquarters has resigned from the company. He started his job at Facebook in 2016 and after two years of his work, he quit.
His departure ends a two-year stint which began in September 2016, where he had joined to work on Facebook’s popular Messenger product. Along with this, Chandrasekaran is also an active angel investor in the Indian startup ecosystem.
According to the sources, while the 40-year-old had initially joined Facebook to work on the tech giant’s Messenger platform, “he began overseeing the company’s India business, acting as a bridge between the two markets.”
Facebook believes India to be its largest market, with over 250 million active users. It has also been said that in the last six months, Chandrasekaran was looking at WhatsApp, specifically for the India market. However, it is unclear if he was the point person for its in-limbo Unified Payment Interface (UPI) based payment product.
Prior to this, Chandrasekaran was an executive at Yahoo!, after which he joined Snapdeal at the time e-commerce market in India was at its peak. Though it isn’t clear what Chandrasekaran would do next, there has been anticipations about him starting his own venture.