Anand Chandrasekaran to Lead Global Strategies, Partnerships for Facebook Messenger

A big name in the tech scene in India has joined Facebook to lead global strategies and partnerships for its Messenger application.

A big name in the tech scene in India has joined Facebook to lead global strategies and partnerships for its Messenger application.

Anand Chandrasekaran, most recently chief product officer at Snapdeal, announced his move to Facebook in a post on the social network, as reported by Manish Singh of Mashable.

Chandrasekaran wrote:

They say the best journeys bring you home. We embarked on one two-and-a-half years ago, and it has been nothing short of incredible. I am super excited to share that building on the learning and experiences, I am joining Facebook to work on Facebook Messenger platform. Really looking forward to working with Ime, David, Stan, John and the team to listen and learn and help build on the momentum.

Core to every major platform I’ve worked on is a belief that technology should help level the playing field for all–something that is at the heart of Facebook and Messenger.

Prior to Snapdeal, Chandrasekaran served as chief product officer at mobile carrier Bharti Airtel, and he has also worked with Yahoo, Openwave and Aeroprise.

Readers: What are your thoughts on this hire?

Image courtesy of Anand Chandrasekaran’s LinkedIn profile.