The latest Facebook executive is Neerja Arora, the chief executive officer of WhatsApp, to step down the facebook cluster of companies in recent months. In a Facebook post, Arora said he "was going to take some time off to refill and spend time with a family," and thanked the co-founders of WhatsApp Jan Koum and Brian Acton.
Koum left CEO WhatsApp earlier this year over disagreements with Facebook activists for privacy and encryption. Acton had left WhatsApp a year ago, in September 2017, to start it out of profit. However, a few months later, he encouraged people to #deletefacebook on his Twitter account. The departure of the co-founders is boiled back to disagreements over the monetization options for WhatsApp that have been anti-advertisements since the beginning.
It's time. #deletefacebook
– Brian Acton (@ brianacton) March 20, 2018
Arora has been with WhatsApp since 2011, when the company was just two years old. He was with the corporate development team in Google and was part of a number of procurement, where he was serving for four years. Before that, he worked at Times Internet. Until earlier this year, he served on board of Directors of Paytm for around three years.
Note that WhatsApp has hired its first head of India – the former founder Ezetap Abhijit Bose – having a huge pressure from the Union Government to attract information about WhatsApp under control. The India office will be based on Gurgaon, and will be WhatsApp in the first office outside the US.