Facebook India head Kirthiga Reddy steps down: 10 interesting facts you didn't know about her!

Kirthiga Reddy, MD of Facebook India has announced that she will be stepping down from her current role at Facebook India and is moving to the US to work in a different role at the Facebook headquarters in the US. Kirthiga Reddy has been instrumental in the growth of Facebook in India ever since she opened its shutters in 2010.From Pioneering her efforts in India to take facebook to new heights to her latest plan.

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Let us look at 10 facts about Kirthiga Reddy, MD Facebook India:

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Kirthiga Reddy was born in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India to middle class parents. 


Kirthiga Reddy is educated in B.E in Computer Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi Mission's college of Computer Science. She later went to Stanford Graduate School of Business.


She is married to Devanand Reddy and has two children


Kirthiga Reddy is a Fitness enthusiast who runs Marathons, does Pilates and Yoga.


Kirthiga Reddy has previously worked for Companies like Motorola and Silicon Graphics.She worked with some large companies before Facebook.


Kirthiga Reddy was listed on Fortune India's Top 50 most powerful Women and also among 25 most influential women.


Kirthiga Reddy was the First Employee of Facebook India when Facebook set up operations in India in 2010 and is credited to opening the office shutters on day one.


Under Kirthiga Reddy, Facebook saw exponential growth in India in the terms of number of users.It also led to Facebook tie-in with several brands in India like Yepme and Coca-Cola.Facebook saw huge growth in terms of revenue. Its user base too grew.


Kirthiga Reddy announced her decision to wind up from Facebook India in a couple of months. She will be moving to US where she will be playing a larger role at Facebook headquarters in US.


The Decision comes after Facebook Free Basics was banned in India on grounds that it does not adhere to net neutrality. Kirthiga Reddy has said that she was not associated with the Free Basics Programme.

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