Facebook appoints first Marketing Director for India

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New Delhi: Facebook hired India’s Avinash Pant as Marketing Director for the country’s operations who will report to Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director, Facebook India.

The role of Marketing Director is a new one at Facebook India, with the mandate to drive the company’s consumer marketing efforts across the family of apps, including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, the company said in a statement.

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Pant has earlier worked with leading consumer brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, The Walt Disney Company, and most recently, Red Bull.

Facebook has announced a new leadership structure in India, bringing the company’s functions under Ajit Mohan who reports directly to its headquarters in Menlo Park.

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