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Twitter India Head Rishi Jaitly Quits And Move To New Opportunities In Chicago

Rishi Jaitly, Twitter India Head of the microblogging platform’s operations has quit the company after 4-year stint for a personal/civic calling in Chicago. On Tuesday, he made the announcement on Twitter about his resignation.

“Today, after 4 years of user/business momentum in India & the region, I’m sharing my intention to move on to new opportunities, same mission,” Jaitly tweeted.

Jaitly, who played a key role in expanding the company’s operations in India, further said “a personal/civic calling takes me to Chicago, I’ll spend significant time in India/Asia, drawing on my past to further tech’s promise”.

He had joined Twitter in November 2012 for the microblogging giant’s expansion to India. He served as the vice-president for Asia-Pacific, which includes India & Middle East, North Africa, for Twitter. Earlier, he was associated with the Knight Foundation and College Summit, where he led investments in technology, media, and digital tools.

When contacted, a Twitter India spokesperson said: “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”.

Twitter had 3,860 employees as of June 30 this year and paid out $168 million in stock-based compensation in the second quarter.

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