Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly quits
Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly has quit the company after spending four years at the popular microblogging website.
“Today, after 4 years of user/business momentum in India & the region, I’m sharing my intention to move on to new opportunities, same mission,” Jaitly tweeted. The former Google executive added, “My mission is to harness tech/media’s scale to connect users/citizens to their voice/agency/leadership in places they care about. I myself care deeply about the US, India, emerging markets & intend to devote myself to building bridges in service of my mission”.
We thank Jaitly for his contributions, entrepreneurship and his leadership bringing Twitter into the high-growth Indian market. He has created bold, strategic partnerships to enter and grow new markets for Twitter; and has successfully built up our Media Partnerships teams across the Asia Pacific and Middle East, a Twitter spokesperson reported to ET.
Jaitly’s exit comes at a time when Twitter is facing a crisis globally. The news comes barely a week after Twitter Inc announced a reduction of 9% of its global workforce, affecting more than 300 employees as part of a broader restructuring, as reported by Reuters.
There will be a smooth transition as his last day is in late November after which he will move back to the US, but will remain engaged in India.
Jaitly had joined Twitter in November 2012 to lead the microblogging giant's expansion to India. He was the vice-president for Asia-Pacific, which includes India & Middle East, North Africa, for Twitter.