Facebook has appointed Francis Jose, Manohar Hotchandani, and Paras Sharma to its partnership team in India.
Paras Sharma, has been appointed as the director for media partnerships and will lead the charter across news, entertainment, sports, and music verticals for both Facebook and Instagram. Sharma comes with 23 years of experience working with leading global media organizations like Viacom, CBS Asia, Fox International Channels, and ESPN Star Sports.
Meanwhile, Francis Jose, who has been appointed as the new director of mobile and connectivity partnerships for India and will drive engagements across the telecom, internet service providers (ISP) and mobile devices industries in India. He joins Facebook from Samsung India Electronics and prior to that Jose has worked at Blackberry, Reliance Communications, Airtel, Aptech and BPL Mobile in over two-decade long career.
Further, Manohar Hotchandani, who has more than 25 years of experience, has been appointed as the new director for business development and will be working across multiple opportunities in India, with a focus on growing gaming, commerce, and augmented reality (AR)/ virtual reality (VR).He joins Facebook from Amazon where he led the Alexa voice service (AVS) business post a long stint at Microsoft across multiple roles.