New Delhi, NFAPost: Former Uber executive Rajiv Aggarwal, appointed as the head of public policy In Facebook India, will work for user safety, data protection and privacy, inclusion and internet governance under Ajit Mohan, managing director, Facebook India and will be a part of the India Leadership Team
Rajiv Aggarwal is a former Indian Administrative Officer (IAS) with an experience of 26 years., working from grassroots to global level, including as a District Magistrate in nine districts across the state of Uttar Pradesh.
He led India’s first-ever national policy on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) as joint secretary in the department for promotion of industry and internal trade (M/o Commerce) and was involved in the digital transformation of India’s IP offices. He has been closely associated with the India-US bilateral trade forum, besides being India’s lead representative on IPRs with other nations, the company said.
Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan who was instrumental in the appointment expressed that his experience in government will help the company to resolve all outstanding issues related to regulatory compliance and more synergetic engagement with government and broader user base in India, one of the leading markets for Facebook.
“With his expertise and experience, Rajiv Aggarwal will help further our mission to build transparency, accountability, empowered and safe communities, all of which we recognize as our responsibility” said Ajit Mohan.
Rajiv Aggarwal’s appointment comes after the exit of its India policy head Ankhi Das in October last year, amid the averment of political bias in the country.