After joining the company in January 2019, Manish Chopra, the Director and Head of Partnerships for Meta in India, has announced his resignation from the position. On LinkedIn, Chopra announced his departure from the company, but also stated that he will assist with the transition process in the coming weeks.
In his announcement, Chopra expressed gratitude towards the company for entrusting him with the responsibility of driving growth and engagement across Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. He further stated that he was proud of the team’s accomplishments in supporting creators and businesses nationwide, and extended his thanks to everyone involved.
Chopra went on to acknowledge the challenging times that the company has faced, including the ongoing global layoffs at Meta, which have also affected India. He commended the team for their selflessness and care towards each other during these difficult times. Chopra also mentioned witnessing team members surpass their own expectations and embodying the phrase “what would you do, if you were not afraid.” He concluded by expressing his excitement for the new phase of his professional life, promising to share more details in the future.
Sandhya Devanathan, Vice President of Meta India, expressed gratitude towards Chopra for his leadership and contributions to the company’s India business over the years. She extended her best wishes for his future endeavors, writing, “Manish, thank you so much for your leadership and your contributions to Meta and our India business over all these years. Wish you an awesome next play!” as a comment below his post.
Since November of last year, Manish Chopra’s departure from Meta India marks the fourth instance of a senior executive leaving the organization. Ajit Mohan, Rajiv Aggarwal, and Abhijit Bose, who respectively held positions as India Head, Public Policy Chief, and WhatsApp India Head, resigned within days of each other. Interestingly, Chopra took over Mohan’s role on an interim basis before Sandhya Devanathan assumed the position as full-time chief on January 1st.