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Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resign

Sep 25, 2018
Social network giant Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 for USD 1 billion, when the photo-sharing site was used by around 30 million people. Since then, Instagram's reach has advanced with more than one billion users and has been widely considered as one of Facebook's most successful acquisitions.

Anup Vikal resigns as CFO of Snapdeal

Oct 18, 2017
Anup Vikal on 17 October 2017 resigned as Snapdeal’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and General Counsel. Vikal is likely to join Essar Oil as its Chief Financial Officer. His resignation came two months after e-commerce dealer Sanpdeal cancelled its merger talks with online retailer Flipkart.

Leslie Thng appointed as CEO of Vistara

Oct 16, 2017
A joint venture between Tata group and Singapore Airlines, Vistara airlines began its commercial operations in January 2015. Currently, it has a fleet of 16 aircraft and has ambitious expansion plans, including flying to overseas destinations.

Ashish Kashyap resigns as President and Co-founder of MakeMyTrip

Sep 7, 2017
As per the settlement agreement, Kashyap will be under non-solicitation and non-competition obligation for the next two years.

Dara Khosrowshahi appointed as CEO of Uber Technologies Inc

Aug 28, 2017
Khosrowshahi will be responsible for improving Uber's image by fixing tussles among investors, rebuilding employee morale and creating a profitable business after seven years of losses.

Nandan Nilekani appointed as Chairman of Infosys Board

Aug 25, 2017
Nilekani's appointment came amid high-level exits from the company as CEO Vishal Sikka, Chairman of the board R Seshasayee and Co-Chair Ravi Venkatesan resigned from the Infosys.

Sanjiv Gupta appointed as President and MD of General Motors India

Aug 19, 2017
Gupta joined General Motors in 2003 and since then, he has served various critical roles in VSSM, Auto Financing, Business Planning, Corporate Finance and Financial Planning in the US and Canada.

Aarthi Subramanian appointed as Chief Digital Officer of Tata Sons Group

Jul 14, 2017
She is currently serving as an Executive Director at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) and is responsible for the company’s digital initiatives and delivery governance.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran named Chairman of Tata Global Beverages

Jul 4, 2017
The TGBL board approved the "appointment of N. Chandrasekaran as an additional director and as chairman of the board of the company in place of Harish Bhat who expressed a desire to step down as chairman."

Tata Motors appoints Girish Wagh as Commercial Vehicle Business Head

Jun 14, 2017
Wagh will take charge of his new responsibilities with immediate effect.

T K K Krishnakumar appointed as Coca-Cola India President

May 1, 2017
Coca-Cola India is one of India’s leading beverage companies which, along with its bottling partners, has a strong network of over 2.6 million retail outlets.

Etihad appoints Robin Kamark as CEO of Airline Equity Partners

Apr 25, 2017
Kamark will be responsible for leading and developing the Group’s minority equity investment strategy, which includes stakes in airberlin, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional and Virgin Australia.

Aliza Knox, Twitter's head of Asia-Pacific, quits

Apr 5, 2017
Knox’s exit from the micro-blogging site comes on the back of the loss of a number of high-profile Asia-based executives in 2016, including Managing Director for Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region Parminder Singh, India head Rishi Jaitly, China head Kathy Chen and Australia country boss Karen Stocks.

Amazon acquires Souq.com, the Middle East's biggest online retailer

Mar 31, 2017
Ronaldo Mouchawar, the Chief Executive and Co-founder of the Souq.com, called the agreement “a critical next step in growing e-commerce presence on behalf of customers across the region.”

Pradeep Nair named Regional Director of Ford Foundation for India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Mar 9, 2017
Nair previously headed the then US President Bill Clinton's Climate Initiative in India.

Harm Ohlmeyer appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Adidas

Mar 9, 2017
He will succeed Robin Stalker, who served the post for 16 years.

Melody Meyer, Atul Gupta appointed as advisors of Cairn India

Mar 6, 2017
Their appointments will help in achieving the aim of contributing 50 per cent of India's overall crude production through 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent reserves.

Sanjay Menon appointed Managing Director of Sapient India

Feb 28, 2017
Menon will drive the strategy, capability development and growth of Sapient's India presence. He will also maintain its status as hub of the company's globally distributed delivery network.

Tata Sons Chairman-designate N Chandrasekaran to act as TCS Chairman too

Feb 21, 2017
TCS also announced that the Chief Operating Officer (COO) N Ganapathy Subramaniam will be on the board of the company as Executive Director.

Nik Khanna appointed India MD of BAE Systems

Feb 2, 2017
Khanna is taking charge of the BAE Systems shortly after the company was awarded a contract from the US Department of Defense to provide 145 M777 ultra-lightweight howitzers to the Indian Army.

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