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Facebook ropes in Shivnath Thukral as Policy Head for India

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Facebook ropes in Shivnath Thukral as Policy Head for India

Veteran journalist Shivnath Thukral will join Facebook Inc as Director, Public Policy for India and South Asia next month. During his stint, he will concentrate on issues affecting the growth of the digital economy, digital commerce and digital society for Facebook.
According to an official statement given out by the social networking site spokesperson, Thukral will report to Ankhi Das, Facebook’s policy lead for India and South East Asia. The statement further said, “In this role, he will focus on policy issues impacting growth of the digital economy, digital commerce and digital society.”

Before Facebook, Thukral has been associated with a foreign policy think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in India. He led operations for the organisation whose goal is to safeguard American interests globally. Before Carnegie, he was a Group President, Corporate Branding and Strategic Initiatives, Essar Group. Apart from this, he has a strong journalistic background after having spent over 14 years at New Delhi Television Ltd, which operates a cluster of news channels: NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Thukral’s last journalistic role at NDTV was Group Business Editor & Advisor, Strategy

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