New Delhi, June 7 2016: Umang Bedi is to be Managing Director, Facebook India taking over from Kirthiga Reddy, who will be returning to United States to take on a new role at the company’s headquarters at Menlo Park.
Umang comes to Facebook from Adobe where he was Managing Director of the South Asia region.He was responsible for growing their business in India and helping India grow to amongst the leading markets for Adobe in the APAC and global regions.
“India is known for its great talent pool and we are really pleased to have Umang Bedi, a proven business executive to lead our business in India. I also want to wish Kirthiga the very best in her new global role. Kirthiga has played a huge and key role in building our India business from scratch, and I know she will continue to deliver the same impact in the US.”
Says Umang: “I am thrilled to join Facebook and am looking forward to working with the talented teams in India, to help brands and agencies grow their business on our platform. For me it’s a promising opportunity to participate in India's digital growth, and I can’t think of a better place to be at.” He is an engineering graduate from University of Pune, an alumni of Harvard Business School and the recipient of the prestigious ‘40 Under Forty: India's Hottest Business Leaders Award 2014’ given by The Economic Times and Spencer Stuart in 2014.