Twitter India’s Managing Director Parminder Singh quits

Twitter's India and South East Asia's Managing Director Parminder Singh has resigned from the company.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: November 3, 2016 4:09 pm
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Twitter’s India and South East Asia’s Managing Director Parminder Singh has resigned from the company. The announcement comes soon after Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly announced his departure as well.  In a series of tweets, Parminder Singh said “An update. After leading Twitter in Asia’s most exciting markets (India/SEA/MENA) for 3 yrs, time to move on to new passions The INSEA/MENA region is now split with MENA aligned to EMEA and INSEA aligned to APAC region. Right time for me to step back.

Singh confirmed that the India and South East Asia region, which is now aligned to the Asia Pacific region, will be headed by Maya Hari, while the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region will be handled by Benjamin Ampen.

The former India Managing Director wrote on Twitter, “INSEA will be managed by @maya_hari and MENA by @bampen. Both great professionals, have worked with me closely & well suited to drive growth.” Singh also indicated that he had been working on the leadership transition and will continue to do so over the next month.

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“Next steps – explore disruptive models to add value to Digital Content in Asia & step up pace to use technology for good!,” he added in latest tweet on his timeline.

Maya Hari’s Twitter profile also lists her as the new managing director for India operations. According to Hari’s LinkedIn profile, she has worked for Google, Conde Nast, Samsung, Microsoft & Cisco in the past, and has a “proven track record in Mobile, Data Services, Digital Monetization & Lifestyle Commerce.” Hari comes with more than 16 years of experience in technology and digital lifestyle.

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Singh has in the past worked at IBM, and Apple, and was also Google India’s Business Head. This is Twitter India’s second big leadership exit in this week. On November 1, India head Rishi Jaitly announced he was leaving the company. When contacted, a Twitter India spokesperson said: “We thank Rishi Jaitly for his contributions, entrepreneurship and leadership over the past four years at Twitter. He was our first person on the ground to bring Twitter into the high-growth Indian market”.

“There will be a smooth transition as his last day is in late November after which he will move back to the US,” the spokesperson added.

Twitter has been struggling with growth across the world, and now finds itself outdone by newer apps, services like Snapchat, etc. Twitter had recently announced over 200 job cuts at the company ahead of its results.