The information comes only a day after Meta India introduced the resignation of Aggarwal and WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose. “Rajiv Aggarwal has determined to step down from his position at Meta to pursue one other alternative. Over the past 12 months, he has performed an essential position in main our policy-led initiatives in areas akin to user-safety, privateness and scaling up applications like objective to drive digital inclusion within the nation. He has additionally been main proactive engagement with essential coverage and regulatory stakeholders. We’re grateful for his contributions and need him best for the long run. We’re additionally asserting the appointment of Shivnath Thukral as our Director, Public Coverage for Meta in India. Shivnath has been an integral a part of our Public Coverage group since 2017. In his new position, Shivnath will outline and lead essential coverage growth initiatives throughout our apps – Fb, Instagram and WhatsApp – in India. We stay dedicated to our customers in India and can proceed to contribute meaningfully to the regulatory course of that may allow everybody to harness the total potential of India’s digital financial system,” mentioned Manish Chopra, director, partnerships, Meta India on his exit.
The exits of Aggarwal and Bose got here only a fortnight after Meta’s India head Ajit Mohan resigned from the tech big to affix rival Snap Inc in a key place.
Who’s Rajiv Aggarwal
An engineer by coaching, Aggarwal was beforehand head of South Asia coverage with Uber Applied sciences Inc. He holds 26 years of expertise as an Indian Administrative Officer (IAS) and has labored as a District Justice of the Peace in 9 districts throughout the state of Uttar Pradesh. In his administrative tenure, he’s mentioned to have steered India’s first-ever nationwide coverage on Mental Property Rights (IPRs) as Joint Secretary within the Division for Promotion of Trade and Inside Commerce (M/o Commerce), and was instrumental within the digital transformation of India’s IP workplaces, as per the assertion.
He has additionally been carefully related to the India-US bilateral commerce discussion board, in addition to being India’s lead negotiator on IPRs with different nations.