Top Indian-Origin Executive to Head Facebook’s ‘Workplace’
Facebook has elevated its senior Indian-origin executive Karandeep Anand to head Workplace, the company's two-year-old enterprise communication tool.
"I'm excited to now be part of the journey of bringing Workplace to companies across the globe and help them unlock the potential of their biggest asset – people," Anand wrote on his LinkedIn profile late on Tuesday.
Currently, more than 30,000 organisations are using Workplace worldwide – including Walmart, Heineken, Spotify, Lyft and the Reliance Group.
"We're thrilled that Karandeep is joining Workplace as its new head of Workplace, effectively immediately," a Facebook spokeswoman told CNBC.
Before joining Facebook, Anand spend 15 years at Microsoft in various key roles.
Facebook in 2017 launched the desktop version of its Workplace Chat app that can be downloaded by anyone on PC, Mac, Android or iOS.
Workplace Chat includes video chat with a co-worker or group, screen sharing and file sharing.
As Head of Product for Marketplace and Payments tools, Anand's team was responsible for powering commerce across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.