Neeraj Arora, The IITian Who Could Be Elevated To WhatsApp CEO: Report

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Neeraj Arora has actually been with WhatsApp for over 6 years.

By Press Trust of India|Updated: May 03, 2018

Neeraj Arora finished MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB) in 2006


  • Jan Koum stepped down as WhatsApp CEO earlier this week
  • Neeraj Arora has actually been with WhatsApp for over 6 years
  • He signed up with WhatsApp from Google in 2011

WhatsApp executive Neeraj Arora might be raised to be the next CEO of WhatsApp, after Jan Koum stepped down from the leading task at the messaging app business earlier this week. According to a report by TechCrunch, WhatsApp organisation executive Neeraj Arora might be “one possible prospect for the CEO function” at the business.

If promoted to the leading task at WhatsApp, Mr Arora will be signing up with the league of Indian-origin CEOs of international tech majors such as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Neeraj Arora finished from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-Delhi) in 2000, and finished MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB) in 2006, inning accordance with his LinkedIn profile. In his profession up until now, he has actually operated in numerous companies, consisting of Google (from December 2007 to November 2011). Throughout his almost four-year stint at Google, he rose from Corporate Development Manager to Principal, Corporate Development in December 2010, as Mr Arora, presently the “Business Guy” at WhatsApp, explains himself on LinkedIn.

He has actually likewise functioned as a board member for Paytm.

Mr Koum, who revealed his exit from WhatApp on April 30, said on social media Facebook: “I’m leaving at a time when individuals are utilizing WhatsApp in more methods than I might have envisioned. The group is more powerful than ever and it’ll continue to do amazing things. I’m spending some time off to do things I take pleasure in beyond technology, such as gathering uncommon air-cooled Porsches, dealing with my cars and trucks and playing supreme Frisbee …”.

To his post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg commented: “Jan: I will miss out on working so carefully with you. I’m grateful for whatever you’ve done to assist link the world, and for whatever you’ve taught me, consisting of about file encryption and its capability to take power from central systems and put it back in individuals’s hands.”.

At his university Indian School of Business, Mr Arora in August in 2015 set up a continuous merit-cum-need-based scholarship for deserving ladies prospects for its Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). With that ISB signed up a 300 percent development in its alumni moneying in the past 3 years.