Twitter’s India head Rishi Jaitly quits after 4-year stint

rishi-jaitley Rishi JaitlyTwitter India Head Rishi Jaitly has quit after four years at the company. Announcing his exit on Twitter through a series of tweets on Tuesday morning, Jaitly said he is quitting for “a personal/civic calling” in Chicago, but he noted that he would spend significant time in India/Asia, and continue to work in the field of technology.

Jaitly, who played a key role in expanding the company’s operations in India, further said leading Twitter India and expanding @TwitterMedia across Asia Pacific and Middle East was “leadership experience of a lifetime”. While he did not disclose his next destination, he 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”.

The former Google executive added that he intends to devote himself to “building bridges in service of my mission”. Jaitly has also been associated with Knight Foundation and College Summit and was co-founder and CEO of Michigan Corps.

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”.

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