Another high profile resignation is in the news. Neeraj Arora, who has been with WhatsApp for nearly 7 years as business head, announced his resignation via a Facebook post. Neeraj Arora, who first made it to the limelight in the year 2014 when Facebook acquired WhatsApp, says he was “taking some time off to recharge and spend time with family”.
In the post he also mentions that his stint with the company has been ‘a hell of a ride’ and also thanks Jan Koum and Brian Acton the cofounders of the VoIP service for having brought him onboard. “I’ve been blessed to work with a small set of talented people and see how maniacal focus can create something magical which is loved by billions of people. It is time to move on, but I cannot be more proud of how WhatsApp continues to touch people in so many different ways every day. I am confident that WhatsApp will continue to be the simple, secure & trusted communication product for years to come,” says Neeraj Arora in the post.
Jan Coum had announced his resignation on 30 April 2018 and Brian Acton quit in September 2018. Brian Acton told Forbes that he had quit over a dispute with Facebook over monetization of the free messaging service. He also claimed that that he was coached by Facebook executives to mislead European regulators regarding Facebook’s intention to merge Facebook and WhatsApp user data.
WhatsApp ha d only recently got a new India head. Harvard Business School and Cornell University graduate, Abhijit Bose was appointed the country head last week. Abhijit Bose joined WhatsApp from Ezetap where he served as co-founder and CEO. The Facebook owned company is the most popular free messaging platform in the country with over 200 million monthly active users in India.