Neeraj Arora quits as Chief Business Officer of WhatsApp
Arora’s departure follows the exit of founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton after it was taken over by Facebook
WhatsApp chief business officer, Neeraj Arora, is leaving the company. Arora, once tipped to take over as chief executive officer, announced his decision on Monday evening on Twitter and Facebook.
He worked at WhatsApp for seven years. He will be leaving to take time off to recharge and spend time with family.
“Time flies for sure but not memories. It is hard to believe that it has been seven years since Jan and Brian (Koum, Acton- founders) got me onboard at WhatsApp, and it has been one hell of a ride! I've been blessed to work with a small set of talented people and see how maniacal focus can create something magical which is loved by billions of people,” he wrote.
Arora’s departure follows the exit of Koum who left in April this year amid reports of clashes with Facebook over its use of personal data and its attempts to weaken encryption. Co-founder Acton left in September 2017. He recently publicly slammed Mark Zuckerberg's efforts to generate revenue from the service.
"It is time to move on, but I cannot be more proud of how WhatsApp continues to touch people in so many different ways every day. I am confident that WhatsApp will continue to be the simple, secure & trusted communication product for years to come," added Arora in his post.
Thank you, Jan, Brian and the whole WhatsApp team for a memorable last 7years! It is time. https://t.co/rSjhfalC8D— neeraj arora (@neerajarora) November 26, 2018
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