Twitter’s ex-India head Maheshwari looks forward to leveraging the country’s experience to drive revenue growth in new markets

New Delhi, Aug 14: Twitter executive Manish Maheshwari – who recently relocated to the US – has said he is looking to leverage his India experience to drive revenue growth in new markets around the world. are keen.

On Friday, Twitter announced that Manish Maheshwari, against whom an FIR was lodged in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the investigation related to a video of an alleged hate crime, has been transferred to the US.

While the company did not give a reason for the change, it said Maheshwari would move to the US as senior director (revenue strategy and operations) and focus on new markets in the latest role. The company has also not disclosed the details of the succession plan after Maheshwari moved to the US.

In a tweet, Maheshwari said: “…Thank you to all the tweeps, clients and partners in India I have worked with over the years. I am looking forward to leveraging my India experience to grow revenue in new markets.” I look forward to taking the world forward”.

Prior to joining Twitter, Maheshwari was the CEO of Network18 Digital. He has also worked with other organizations including Flipkart, P&G.

Maheshwari has been at the forefront of the standoff between the company and the Indian government for the past several months.

Twitter has come under severe criticism for various actions taken on tweets and accounts of high-profile users as well as delays in compliance with IT regulations that came into force in May this year. The latest in this was the temporary suspension of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s account after the family photos of the nine-year-old victim of the alleged rape and murder in Delhi were shared.

Twitter, on its part, said it followed due process as Gandhi’s tweet on the victim’s family was against its rules and regulations.

An FIR was registered against Maheshwari and some others in June in connection with the investigation related to a video of an alleged hate crime that went viral on social media.

In July, the Karnataka High Court had quashed a notice issued to Maheshwari by the UP Police, seeking her personal appearance as part of the probe.

Maheshwari was also named in the police complaints related to showing the wrong map of India.

The US-based company – which has an estimated 1.75 million users in India – had also courted controversy over the new social media rules, and the Indian government, despite repeated reminders, on willful disobedience and failure to comply with IT rules on Twitter. had encountered. On August 10, the Center had told the Delhi High Court that Twitter was “prima facie” in compliance with the new IT rules by appointing a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Resident Grievance Officer (RGO) and nodal contact person on a permanent basis.