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Facebook hires former Yahoo exec in Messenger top team

Facebook hires former Yahoo exec in Messenger top team

"Core to every major platform I have worked on is a belief that technology should help level the playing field for all, something that is at the heart of Facebook and Messenger", he said in the Facebook post.

In his Facebook post, Chandrasekaran said he would be working closely with David Marcus, head of Facebook Messenger, Ime Archibong, director for strategic partnerships, and Stan Chudnovsky, the head of products for Messenger.

Facebook, however, did not comment on the appointment. After departing from Yahoo, Chandrasekaran joined India's largest telecommunications service Bharti Airtel, where he served as chief product officer.

He termed his stint in India as "most intense, humbling and incredible periods". Before that, he was the product chief at Bharti Airtel for a year.

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Going native and re-connecting with the country you grew up in is something I didn't imagine I would get to do, let alone witnessing the entrepreneurial energy that's driving India forward.

Facebook, which is working on ways to further enhance the Messenger offering on the mobile platform, is also looking for avenues of monetisation through the product. Facebook counts India as its second largest user base with over 155 monthly active users and a majority of these accesses the platform from their mobile phones.

Chandrasekaran was appointed as the chief product officer at Snapdeal back in June 2015, though chose to quit the company in May this year. Despite meeting with roadblocks from the Indian government over its Free Basics program, Facebook has pushed ahead thanks to its recently launched Express Wi-Fi service for rural areas.

In July, Facebook appointed Umang Bedi, the former south Asia head of Adobe Systems as its new India managing director, replacing Reddy.

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