IIIT Hyderabad Graduate to Head Facebook Workplace Tool
Karandeep Anand, an Indian-origin senior executive of Facebook, will head the social media giant's enterprise communications tool workplace, the company has proclaimed.
Anand, who worked at Microsoft for fifteen years before joining Facebook nearly four years ago, will work closely with Julien Codorniou, the Facebook vice president who has been the leader of workplace, a TV channel reported.
Workplace, the London-based Facebook division, is a communications tool for firms and businesses.
"I'm excited to now be part of the journey of bringing Workplace to companies across the globe and help them unlock the potential of their biggest asset -- people," Mr Anand wrote on his LinkedIn profile late on Tuesday.
Facebook launched workplace in 2016 to assist create firms a lot of connected and productive.
"We're thrilled that Karandeep is joining Workplace as its new head of Workplace, effectively immediately," a Facebook spokeswoman told CNBC.
"A company's culture is leading indicator of its success and the productivity of its work force. Workplace brings the power of shaping culture by connecting people at work in ways never imagined before," Mr Anand wrote.
Currently, over 30,000 organisations are using workplace worldwide -- as well as Walmart, Heineken, Spotify, Lyft and also the Reliance group.
In its 2 years of existence, workplace by Facebook has big-name customers like Walmart, Starbucks and Chevron, the report aforementioned. However, it is behind its rivals like Microsoft and Slack in the enterprise communications software market. workplace is employed by 30,000 organisations, according to a Facebook report in October 2017. Microsoft groups is employed by 329,000 organisations whereas Slack by 500,000 organisations, as well as 70,000 paying organisations, the report side.