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 by Ankhi Das—the company’s director of public policy for India, South and Central Asia.