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Taranjeet Singh steps down as Twitter India head

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Taranjeet Singh steps down as Twitter India head
Source: The Hindu

Taranjeet Singh, India’s Country Director for the social media platform, Twitter, has put down his papers just over a year after he was elevated to the role in May 2017.

Singh took to his respective Twitter to announce his exit saying –

“Hello everyone, after 4 amazing years, I have decided to move on from @TwitterIndia — from being one of the first @Twitter employees in #India, to building up the sales team from the ground, to leading our expansion and investments as the India Country Director #AmazingRide.”

“I’ll spend the next month transitioning my country duties to colleague and friend @BalajiKrish, our global head of revenue strategy and operations. He’s coming from the US to be interim country lead until my replacement is hired. We’ll ensure that @Twitter won’t miss a beat here,” Singh tweeted.

Twitter spokesperson further said, “Over the next month, Taran will ensure a smooth transition to Balaji Krish, our global head of revenue operations and strategy, who will be coming from the US to be interim country lead while we search for Taran’s replacement in India.Balaji has spent the past 5 years at Twitter building up his global function and has also previously worked for Google in India to engage with CMOs, brands and agencies.”

“We wish Taran all the best and we will continue to hire and invest in this strategic market. Overall, we’re excited about our fantastic business opportunities and amazing team in India right now. The long-term growth trends make India a top global priority for Twitter as we work towards fulfilling our company’s purpose to serve the public conversation in India,” the statement added.

Sigh has over twenty years of sales and business development experience and has held multiple high profile roles in the media industry. Before joining the witter, Singh had spent nearly a decade with BBC as head of advertising and Sales Director of South Asia.

According to many reports, Twitter’s global head of revenue strategy and operation Balaji Krish is to chair as the interim country lead as Singh transitions out of the position over the next month.