Kirthiga Reddy is a well renowned businesswoman of India and a managing director of Facebook, India. She is a name to be reckoned with, a forceful, energetic individual who joined Facebook in 2010, becoming its employee in India and also the Director, Online Operations, and Head, of Facebook India.
In 2011, it was a Key year for Kirthiga as she supported Facebook’s operations in India, which involved building a team, as well as making an extra-large effect in the helping of global users, developers and advertisers.
Kirthiga Reddy is born and raised in India. Her parents belonged to a middle-class family and she was always expected to do little sacrifices in life to cover the household expenses. Kithira’s father served as a Government employee. She is a Bachelor in computer engineering from Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s College of Computer Science and Information Technology Nanded, Maharashtra.
Post her graduation, she moved to Nagpur with her parents. After some assistance to Yashavant Kanetkar on books on programming examples, she then moved to the United States of America. Kirthiga completed her Master’s in business administration, Stanford University and her M.S. in computer engineering, Syracuse University. As an intern, she would help the author with the programming examples in his book. It’s been an impressive journey for her rising up from Nanded to Stanford, to joining Facebook and taking over as the India MD.
She has hands on experience in some top notch companies like Motorola and Silicon Graphics. She was the only woman in her team to have accomplished this level of success and became the youngest director in the field of engineering. Reddy is also the first employee of India, who has worked for a multinational giant at this level. She began her career with Facebook from the scratch. Reddy has made amazing contribution to the global operation of India.
She was rewarded with the title of Fortune India’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women made her proud of her accomplishments. Her name is also listed among India’s 25 Most Influential Women.
There was a time when Facebook did not have any office in India and did not know how to communicate business with the country. Many pet projects have proved to be a failure and that was the time when Reddy accepted the challenge to take up the opportunity of communicating from India with the Facebook abroad. a, she was the first one in her family to have gone to the United States for higher education – another in the list of several firsts for this extraordinarily spirited woman.
Kirthiga Reddy wants to maximize the Facebook India apparition to drive global user, developer, and advertiser success over bold revolution, operational excellence and leadership. Head of Facebook India Kirthiga Reddy Says, “My personal goals are to lead IT worker to advisor the next generation of women leaders and walk to the Everest base site.
The creation of the Facebook for Every Phone app – so that all mobile phone users (and not only those who own expensive smart phones) could access Facebook on their phones, without much difficulty. Additionally, a messenger app was also created so that users could access and communicate with each other without the Facebook app. A truly insightful innovation which helped Reddy proves her postulate that the world is now more ‘mobile’ than ever.
This innovation has helped Reddy to achieve the fourth rank in the list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, in addition to her ranking amongst the top 50 most powerful women in Forbes. An amazing career graph to be charted by any woman!
Facebook India’s Managing Director, Kirthiga Reddy, on Friday announced that she is quitting from her current position to relocate to Facebook’s headquarters at Menlo Park, California.
Kirthiga Reddy joined Facebook in 2010 as its first employee in India. According to an update on her Facebook page Reddy said she would be relocating to the United States in the next 6-12 months.
Facts about Kirthiga Reddy:-
- She is a managing director of Facebook India.
- She is a Bachelor in computer engineering from Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s College of Computer Science and Information Technology Nanded, Maharashtra.
- In 2010, she joined as a first employee in Facebook India.
- She was rewarded with the title of Fortune India’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women made her proud of her accomplishments.
- Her name is also listed among India’s 25 Most Influential Women.