Durgesh Kaushik, Facebook’s SMB Marketing Manager For Europe, Middle East, Asia, Departs Company

Durgesh Kaushik, who led Facebook’s small business marketing efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, has decided to leave the company and pursue an opportunity in his home country of India. According to a source, Kaushik will become the Deputy General Manager for Product Marketing for Reliance Jio Infocomm.

Kaushik joined Facebook in February 2012, where he designed and tested acquisition and customer lifecycle programs in foreign markets. He worked primarily from the Dublin Facebook office. He also managed email acquisition programs in Europe, the Middle East and Asia for Facebook.

Kaushik confirmed his decision in a public Facebook post:

Goodbye Facebook…don’t stop being awesome! Best company ever!

According to a source, Kaushik will work with Reliance to bring 4G and data services to more Indians. This has been a goal for Kaushik, who also manages the Facebook community Connecting the Unconnected, which works to bring Internet access to more people.

Image courtesy of Kaushik’s LinkedIn profile.

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