The vice president of international operations at Twitter, Shailesh Rao, is moving on from the social media company. He made the announcement via his Twitter account.
After 4+ yrs growing the Intl business at @twitter, it’s time for new challenges. Around through July, then off to plot the next chapter!
— Shailesh Rao (@shaileshrao) July 4, 2016
In a follow up tweet, Rao stated that he is proud of what the team has build across the various markets and is pleased to be leaving the business in good hands.
Couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve built across Asia, Latin America and Emerging Mkts – leaving the business in great hands! — Shailesh Rao (@shaileshrao) July 4, 2016
Prior to his role at Twitter, Rao was the vice president of media, mobile and platforms at Google Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the displaying advertising business in Asia Pacific and Australia/New Zealand. This business includes YouTube, Mobile Display, Adsense for content, and Doubleclick advertising technologies.
He was also the former managing director of Google India.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the move adding:
“We thank Rao for his contributions and leadership over the past four years. He built up our international business across Asia Pacific, Latin America and Emerging Markets into our fastest-growing user and revenue region today. He has hired and developed strong local teams across these markets, as well as opened dozens of offices worldwide, to serve our users, partners and advertisers. We wish him all the best and we will continue to hire and invest in the high-growth Asia Pacific region.”