After Jaitly, Twitter's India MD Parminder Singh quits
03 November 2016
Hard on the heels of Twitter's India head Rishi Jaitly on Monday (Twitter India chief Rishi Jaitly quits, more heads may roll), Parminder (Parry) Singh, the micro-blogging site's managing director for India, South East Asia, Middle East, and North Africa (INSEA/ MENA), has also quit.
Singh announced his decision to move on from the company in a series of tweets. He had worked at Twitter for three years before announcing his exit.
Singh, whose previous workplaces have included IBM and Apple, also worked as the Business Head for Google India from 2007-2010, his tenure there overlapping with Jaitly, who was head of public-private partnerships at Google at the time, and also with Shailesh Rao, former Twitter vice president international operations - who was the managing director at Google India at the time. Like Jaitly and Singh, Rao also left Twitter recently, announcing his departure in July this year.
Revealing his exit via Twitter, Singh laid out how Twitter is reorganising its structure and disaggregating its INSEA/ MENA activities. Going forward, he tweeted, the INSEA region will be aligned with APAC (Asia Pacific), while MENA will be aligned with EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). The former will be headed by Maya Hari, managing director South East Asia and India; the latter by Benjamin Ampen.
Singh will continue to be at Twitter for the next month, to help the transition, a process which he tweeted had already begun.
These high profile exits come at a time when the future of Twitter is looking increasingly uncertain. Twitter has been facing layoffs (Twitter lays off 9% staff), been turned down for a buyout, and had to shut down its Vine video platform.
Singh went on Twitter and thanked his colleagues and his followers and users of Twitter for their continued support. He said that he was fortunate to have worked with some ''amazing'' clients, partners who drove him to innovate. He said that he would ''forever treasure'' the experience and the friendships.