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Facebook has a new India MD, Snapdeal doesn’t want a CPO and Flipkart has a new technology team – HR shuffles this week

Source | YOURSTORY : By TARUSH BHALLA

While the first week of June seemed rather mellow in terms of executive movements, the second week was anything but mellow, with several shifts in the movers and shakers of the ecosystem.

With global companies announcing some power-packed appointments in the subcontinent, Indian e-commerce players weren’t really far behind, silently restructuring senior positions in a bid to increase profits and take on competition. Have a look at the senior-level personnel changes in the industry this week.

  • Adobe South Asia MD Umang Bedi to take over as Facebook India MD

Following Kirthiga Reddy stepping down from her role as India MD in February this year,Facebook appointed Umang Bedi, Adobe’s South Asia MD, as her replacement. Umang has close to two decades of leadership experience in sales, marketing and partnerships.

Starting July, Umang will lead, build and maintain strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country. Further, Kirthiga will be returning to the US to take on a new role at company’s headquarters in Menlo Park in August.

This is a key role, since India is the largest market for the Internet giant after the US, having close to 150 million monthly active users.

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