Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari to move to US as senior director

Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari to move to US as senior director

Maheshwari will oversee revenue strategy & operations department of the social media giant.

Manish Maheshwari

Mumbai: Twitter India managing director Manish Maheshwari has been moved to the US in a new role as senior director for revenue strategy and operations of the social media giant.

According to media reports, Maheshwari will relocate to San Francisco and report to Twitter senior director for global strategy & operations, Deitra Mara. In his new role, Maheshwari will focus on new markets at the US-based microblogging site.

Twitter vice president Japan and Asia Pacific, Yu Sasamoto, shared the development in a tweet. "Thank you to @manishm for your leadership of our Indian business over the past 2+ years. Congrats on your new US-based role in charge of revenue strategy and operations for new markets worldwide. Excited to see you lead this important growth opportunity for Twitter (sic)," Sasamoto wrote on Friday.
Maheshwari had been in the news ever since he was summoned by the Ghaziabad Police under Section 41-A of the CrPC in June. The move follows Twitter's frequent bitter tussles with the Indian government over the new social media rules.

An FIR was registered against Maheshwari and some others in connection with a probe related to a video of an alleged hate crime that went viral on social media. Besides this, as MD of Twitter India, Maheshwari has been booked in a number of cases in several states.

Before joining Twitter, Maheshwari was the CEO of Network18 digital. Previously, he has worked with companies like Flipkart, Intuit, P&G, McKinsey & Company.