Facebook hires ex-Snapdeal CPO Anand Chandrasekaran for its Messenger

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has hired former Snapdeal chief product officer Anand Chandrasekaran to help develop strategies for its Messenger app.

They say the best journeys bring you home. We embarked on one two-and-a-half years ago, and it has been nothing short of incredible. I am super excited to share that building on the learning and experiences, I am joining Facebook to work on Facebook Messenger platform,” Chandrasekaran wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
“Messenger is going to be the next big platform for sharing privately,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently said.

Chandrasekaran was the Chief Product Officer at Airtel before he joined Snapdeal in June 2015.
Chandrasekaran, a technology executive who has previously worked in Silicon Valley, also talked about his new role and spoke about his past few years in India and the changing entrepreneurial landscape in the country.

Based out of Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters, Chandrasekaran will focus on building strategies and partnerships for Messenger which hit one billion users in July this year.
Chandrasekaran quit Yahoo to join Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator by subscribers.
In 2001, Chandrasekaran had co-founded Aeroprise, said to be the world’s most widely deployed mobility solution for IT service management.

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