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Facebook India's Umang Bedi quits, Sandeep Bhushan to be interim MD

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MUMBAI: Facebook India and South Asia MD Umang Bedi has put in his papers. Facebook has confirmed the development.

For a smoother transition, Facebook confirmed that Bedi, who had joined in July last year, will be staying on for three months. Although no replacement has been announced, Sandeep Bhushan would be the interim MD.

A Facebook spokesperson said, "We confirm that Umang Bedi will be leaving at the end of this year. He's built a really strong team and business during his time with us, and we wish him all the best."

Bedi is the recipient of the prestigious ‘40 Under Forty: India’s Hottest Business Leaders Award 2014’ given away by The Economic Times and Spencer Stuart in 2014.

Bedi, an engineering graduate from University of Pun and an alumnus of Harvard Business School, had come to Facebook from Adobe India, where he was the managing director south Asia, replacing Kirthiga Reddy -- who had served for over five years and returned to Facebook headquarters in the US.

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