Ajit Mohan will be joining Facebook India as the new Managing Director and Vice-President. He will join Facebook India in early 2019. He is joining Facebook from Hotstar, the streaming platform launched by Star India, where he was Chief Executive Officer. In this new role of MD for India, a VP-level role, Ajit Mohan will be responsible for aligning teams and driving Facebook’s overall strategy in India.
India is one of the largest and most strategically important countries for Facebook. As we think about what it will take to achieve our mission of bringing people together and building community, we know that investment in India is critical. Ajit’s depth of experience will help us to continue to have a positive impact in India across communities, organizations, businesses and with policymakers,” said David Fischer.
“I am delighted to take on the mantle of shaping Facebook’s charter in India. It is a unique opportunity to shape the agenda of a company that has brought the world closer together in one of the most exciting markets in the world. I look forward to championing India in Facebook and working with stakeholders across the spectrum to help build deep and meaningful communities across the country,” said Ajit Mohan.
Ajit has earlier worked at McKinsey and Company’s New York office where he worked with media companies around the globe. He has also served as a Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, where he focused on India’s rapid urbanization. He is a graduate of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.