WhatsApp chief executive Jan Koum has resigned from the company after reported differences with the parent company, Facebook. According to a news report in The Washington Post, Koum has been frequenting the WhatsApp offices less on Facebook’s campus in Silicon Valley. .
Among other issues, the idea of WhatsApp Payments and WhatsApp for Business – both big bets in India – are said to have not gone down too well with Koum.
WhatsApp’s Jan Koum’s announcement came after he reportedly had disagreements with the message app’s parent firm Facebook over privacy.
“It’s been almost a decade since Brian and I started WhatsApp, and it’s been an amazing journey with some of the best people,” Mr Koum said in a post on his Facebook page referring to co-founder Brian Acton. “But it is time for me to move on.”
Notably, Jan Koum’s exit came at a time when Facebook is in the middle of data breach row.
Now, the question is who will be the next CEO of WhatsApp? If news reports are to be believed, the next potential CEO of WhatsApp could be an Indian—Neeraj Arora. While there is very little known about Arora in media reports, here are five things to know about the next potential WhatsApp CEO.
Here are five things to know about the next potential WhatsApp CEO. 1)Neeraj Arora is the head of “All Things Business” at WhatsApp in San Francisco Bay area for the last seven years.
2)Neeraj Arora has worked with Google and took care of acquisitions and strategic for the internet search giant.
3)Neeraj Arora is an IIT-Delhi pass-out. After his bachelors he did MBA in Finance and Strategy in 2006 at the Indian School of Business.
4)He started his career with cloud solution company Accellion in the year 2000 after graduating from IIT-Delhi.
5)Arora has also served as a board member of Paytm.