Sandhya Devanathan is an Indian banker turned tech maven and enterprise government who was appointed because the Vice President of Meta India, the dad or mum firm of Fb, on 17 November 2022. She’s going to take cost of the position from 1 January 2023.
Sandhya Devanathan was born in 1976 (age 46 years; as of 2022) in Andhra Pradesh. After finishing her education, Sandhya attended Andhra College in Visakhapatnam to pursue a B. Tech in Chemical Engineering (1994-1998). Whereas learning at Andhra College, she actively participated in tech fests, elocution, and debate competitions.
She then enrolled herself within the College of Administration Research – College of Delhi to pursue an MBA (1998-2000). Thereafter, she pursued a one-year course in management at Saïd Enterprise Faculty, College of Oxford (2014).
Peak (approx.): 5′ 3″
Hair Color: Darkish Brown
Eye Color: Darkish Brown
Dad and mom & Siblings
Not a lot is understood about her mother and father & siblings.
Husband & Kids
She is married to Amit Ray, the founding father of CrazyTok Ventures, a podcast community. Collectively they’ve a sound.
Sandhya Devanathan began her profession with Citi, an American multinational funding financial institution and monetary providers company, as a Webmaster & Product Supervisor of Citibank on-line and e-business crew in 2000. She labored within the place for round three years and in 2003 was promoted as Product Head of Private Loans. In August 2005, she moved to the Philippines on task as a part of the excel management program of the corporate and began working there because the Assistant Vice President of Portfolio Administration & Buyer Retention of bank cards. A yr later, she was promoted to the place of Vice President of the offshore section of buyer franchise administration and moved to the US. In 2007, Sandhya was appointed because the Director of the Worldwide Shopper Lending Group at Citi financial institution. From July 2008 to December 2009, Devanathan labored because the Director of gross sales efficiency administration at Worldwide Retail Financial institution and later resigned from the agency.
In 2009, she moved to Singapore and joined Customary Chartered financial institution because the International Head of cross-selling and pricing. In July 2012, she grew to become the Managing Director and Head of the bank cards and unsecured loans division. In December 2014, she grew to become the Managing Director of retail banking and cost merchandise. Sandhya resigned from the corporate in 2015.
In 2016 Devanathan joined The Fb Firm (now known as Meta) and served the agency in numerous capacities. She joined the agency because the Group Director and moved to the place of Nation Managing Director of Singapore and Enterprise Head of Vietnam six months later. In 2020, Sandhya was appointed because the vice chairman of Asia Pacific Gaming at Meta. On 17 November 2022, Meta appointed her because the vice chairman and head of its India operations. She changed Ajit Mohan, former India head at Meta, who resigned from the agency in November 2022. Sandhya is about to take cost of her position as Meta India’s Vice President on 1 January 2022.
Asserting her new position within the firm, Meta chief enterprise officer Marne Levine issued a press release which learn,
I am happy to welcome Sandhya as our new chief for India. Sandhya has a confirmed observe file of scaling companies, constructing distinctive and inclusive groups, driving product innovation and constructing sturdy partnerships. We’re thrilled to have her lead Meta’s continued progress in India.”
Devanathan has additionally served as a board member of a number of organizations together with Pepper Monetary Companies Group, Nationwide Library Board (Singapore), Singapore Administration College, Ministry of Info and Communications (Singapore), and Ladies’s Discussion board for the Financial system and Society.
Awards & Honors
- CEEMEA Prime Performer Award for the Citibank India Portal Mission by Citibank (2002)
- Awarded Finest Buyer Retention Crew Award by Citi International Playing cards within the Philippines (2006)
- Obtained Asia Pacific Award for The Promising Younger Banker by The Asian Banker (2014)
- Listed in Singapore Ladies in Tech 100 checklist (2021)
- As of 2022, she is residing in Singapore.
- Sandhya is well-versed in 4 languages- Hindi, English, Tamil, and Telugu.