Twitter Loses Another International Executive

Twitter vice president of media for the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and North Africa Rishi Jaitly is leaving the company later this month.

Twitter vice president of media for the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and North Africa Rishi Jaitly is leaving the company later this month.

Jaitly announced the move in a series of tweets (embedded below), saying that after four years with the social network, he was “sharing my intention to move on to new opportunities, same mission,” and describing that mission as to “harness tech and media’s scale to connect users and citizens to their voices, agencies and leadership in places they care about.”

Prior to joining Twitter in 2012, Jaitly was the director of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and he also served as head of public-private partnerships at Google India.

Twitter said in a statement, as reported by Mashable:

We thank Rishi Jaitly for his contributions, entrepreneurship and leadership over the past four years at Twitter. He was our first person on the ground to bring Twitter into the high-growth Indian market. He has created bold, strategic partnerships to enter and grow new markets for Twitter, and he has successfully built up our media partnerships teams across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East.

Readers: What are your thoughts on the latest departure from Twitter?

Image courtesy of Rishi Jaitly’s LinkedIn profile.