Neerja Arora, WhatsApp’s Chief Attorney, is the latest Facebook manager to step down the company’s facebook group in recent months. In a Facebook post, Arora said he would “take some time to reload and spend time with the family” and thanked WhatsApp’s founder Jan Koum and Brian Acton.
Koum went down as WhatsApp CEO earlier this year over disagreements with Facebook executives over integrity and encryption. Acton had left WhatsApp a year ago, in September 2017, to start his own ideal win. But a few months later, he invited people to #deletefacebook on their Twitter account. The co-founder’s departure was cooked unlike the monetization options for WhatsApp, which have been anti-ads since the beginning.
Arora had been with WhatsApp since 2011 when the company was only two years old. He was with Google’s corporate development team and part of several acquisitions, where he served for four years. Prior to that, he worked on the Times Internet. Until earlier this year, he served on Paytm’s board for almost three years.
Note that WhatsApp has recently hired its first India head – former Ezetap founder Abhijit Bose – after a tremendous pressure from the government of the Union to distribute wrong information about WhatsApp under control. India’s office will be expanded from Gurgaon, and it will be WhatsApp’s first office outside of the United States.