Meta Platforms appoints Sandhya Devanathan as India head

Meta Platforms announced the appointment of Sandhya Devanathan as its India head on Thursday, days after Ajit Mohan quit to join rival Snap.
Sandhya Devanathan @ Meta PlatformsWhatsApp’s India head Abhijit Bose and Meta Platforms’s public policy director in India Rajiv Aggarwal also resigned earlier this week.

Sandhya Devanathan’s appointment comes at a time when Facebook is facing regulatory challenges in India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration tightening laws governing Big Tech companies.

The company has for years faced criticism for doing little to curb the spread of fake news and hate speech in India.

Sandhya Devanathan has been with Meta Platforms since 2016 and will move into her new role in January.