Meghna Apparao appointed Meta India’s director of e-commerce

iNDICA News Bureau-

Meta (formerly Facebook Inc) has named Meghna Apparao its director of e-commerce in India. She will lead the strategy and solutions for the company’s e-commerce advertisers.

Meta has made a series of senior leadership recruitments in the past two years in India, including many in recent months across policy, partnerships and other key verticals, demonstrating the company’s expanding charter and commitment to the country.

Arun Srinivas, director and head of global business group at Meta in India, said Meta is committed to “enabling and multiplying economic opportunities for businesses of all sizes in India”. With businesses moving online rapidly, he said it was more important than ever to find the right solutions and strategies to help them scale quickly.

“I am thrilled to welcome Meghna as she joins our team to lead this mandate and to shape the role our apps can play in enabling the growth of some of India’s largest online and retail businesses,” Arun said.

Meghna, who will report to Arun, will spearhead the strategic relationship with India’s leading brands in the rapidly expanding e-commerce space, enabling stronger partnership through Meta platform solutions.

She has 20 years of experience in senior sales, marketing and business strategy roles at diverse companies such as Unilever, Amazon, Godrej and Licious. Her immediate previous assignment was with the Bangalore-headquartered online meat sales company Licious, where she was chief business officer.

In 2018, Meghna was selected for the Chevening Fellowship program at the University of Oxford.