Facebook India managing director Kirthiga Reddy on Friday announced her decision to step down from her post and relocate to the US in six to twelve months.
"When my family relocated to India, we knew that we would move back to the US some day. It’s a bittersweet moment to share that the return timeframe is coming up in the next 6-12 months. Our two daughters start high school and middle school this coming year— which serves as a natural transition point to make this move back," Reddy said in her Facebook post.
She has the distinction of being the first employee of the social media giant in India.
"I could not be more excited about where the Facebook business is in India, where we are going and what’s to come. Over the last six years, starting as the first employee for Facebook in India, I have had the privilege to be part of our amazing growth journey -- from our operations in Hyderabad to being a business partner for our clients as they build their brands and grow their business in this mobile-first world," Reddy said.
Giving a sneak peek of her future plans, the outgoing Facebook India managing editor said that the hunt for her successor has began as she herself "begun to explore new opportunities at Facebook back at Menlo Park."