San Francisco: Facebook has elevated its senior Indian-origin executive Karandeep Anand to head Workplace — the company’s two-year-old enterprise communication tool now being used by over 30,000 organisations globally including in India. Anand, who was earlier Head of Product for Facebook Marketplace and Payments services, would handle the product team and work closely with Julien Codorniou, current Vice President of Workplace, a Facebook spokesperson told IANS on Wednesday.
“We’re thrilled that Karandeep is joining Workplace as its new head of Workplace, effectively immediately. Karandeep joins Workplace from Marketplace, and brings with him a wealth of experience from both a consumer and enterprise background,” said the spokesperson. As Head of Product for Marketplace and Payments tools, Anand’s team was responsible for powering commerce across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. “Karandeep will be partnering closely with Julien Codorniou, who will stay in his current VP role to lead Workplace sales and partnerships,” the spokesperson added. Before joining Facebook nearly four years back, Anand who is an alumnus of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, spent 15 years at Microsoft in various key roles. (IANS)
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