Published On : Wed, Oct 11th, 2017

Facebook India Managing Director Umang Bedi logs out

New Delhi: Facebook India Managing Director Umang Bedi has stepped down from the post about 16 months after he joined the social media company. Sandeep Bhushan, director, consumer and media for South Asia at Facebook, has been appointed the interim managing director, the company said on Tuesday.

Bedi joined Facebook from Adobe India in July 2016, at a time when the companys grand plans to launch its Free Basics in India project had been halted by the telecom regulator over the net neutrality issue.

Sources said Bedi was likely to start a technology-based venture soon.

We confirm that Umang Bedi will be leaving his role at Facebook at the end of this year. Hes built a really strong team and business during his time with us, and we wish him all the best, Facebook said in a statement. Bedi was not immediately available for comment.