New Delhi: Facebook has appointed former Adobe executive Umang Bedi as managing director of its India operations.
Bedi will lead in building and maintaining strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country, Facebook said in a statement.
Umang is currently serving his notice period at Adobe after his five year stint in the company and will officially start at Facebook in July 2016.
He will take over from Kirthiga Reddy, who will be returning to the US to take on a new role at the company’s headquarters at Menlo Park in August.
"I am thrilled to join Facebook and am looking forward to working with the talented teams in India, to help brands and agencies grow their business on our platform. For me it is a promising opportunity to participate in India's digital growth, and I can’t think of a better place to be at,” said Bedi.
Bedi comes to Facebook with close to two decades of leadership experience covering sales, marketing and partnerships.
He was the managing director of the South Asia region at Adobe.
He joined the Young Presidents’ Organization Bangalore Chapter in 2013 and was recognized as a “40 Under 40: India’s Hottest Business Leaders” by “The Economic Times” in 2014.
Umang started his careers as a summer intern wherein he was a sales representative for AskMe Services.
As managing director for Adobe, South Asia, Umang Bedi was responsible for strategy and business operations across the region spanning sales, marketing, strategic partnerships and services.
A graduate from the University of Pune with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics, Umang speaks regularly at important conferences and at IIT and IIM.
Prior to Adobe, Umang worked for Intuit Inc. as the Managing Director – India and Emerging Markets, where he was responsible for leading the Global Business Division’s strategic expansion into emerging markets. Before Intuit, Umang was the Business Head of the Banking, Financial Services and IT verticals at Symantec India. In this role, he helped grow the business by over triple digits, year-onyear.
Umang has also held leadership roles at other organizations like Sun Microsystems and Wipro.Umang is based in Bangalore and while not at work he enjoys golf, photography, travel and exploration of new destinations with his wife and daughter.