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Ankhi Das: Facebook’s most powerful official in India

Facebook’s most prominent person in India is not its managing director but it's its director of public policy

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On 11 October, Umang Bedi, managing director of Facebook India announced that he was quitting the company. It was a sudden move, coming nearly 15 months since he took over from Kirthiga Reddy. Bedi’s carefully-crafted version of his own exit suggested that he wanted to move on, to “follow his passion”.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed his departure in a statement, saying “He’s really built a strong team and business during his time with us…”

A day later, the buzz was that Facebook had finalised a new hire for its ever-growing policy team led…

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