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Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan to join Facebook India as Managing Director

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Star India’s will be joining India as the new managing director and vice-president. He will join India early 2019.

Mohan was among the many media and FMCG executives that had approached for the job. Others, reportedly, approached for the job include MD Sanjay Gupta, Viacom18 MD designate Sudhanshu Vats and HUL’s Sudhir Sitapti.

In this newly created role of MD for India, a VP-level role, Mohan will be responsible for aligning teams, driving Facebook’s overall strategy in India, and driving Facebook’s investments in the country. This is a new structure for of having a senior leader reporting into Menlo Park and not Asia Pacific.

He will lead a senior leadership team in India that will strengthen Facebook’s relationships with people, businesses, and government and intensify the company’s efforts to help people in India connect with the people and things they care about.

“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 policymakers,” said David Fischer, vice-president of business and marketing partnerships, Facebook Inc.

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