Facebook COO Sheryl Sanderberg Meet To Narendra Modi, Promoting Facebook As Tool For Small Business

Facebook COO Sheryl Sanderberg Meet To Narendra Modi, Promoting Facebook As Tool For Small Business. Facebook COO Sheryl Sanderberg Meet To Indian Prime Minister Narendra modi on Thursday. In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors by the existing board members becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook's board. Before joining the Facebook, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. Sheryl Sandberg is ninth most powerful women in the world according to Forbes.

“When I used to come here in the early 1990s there was no internet. Today both in my experience at Google and now in my experience at Facebook, India is not just a place that is growing its own economy but we have one of our four global centres of operations here. We are using the talent of India to grow our business here but also to grow our business around the world.” She told in interview to CNBC-Tv18 

"Indian Talent Help FB Grow" "We want to run global operations here, which will not only contribute to our local business but also globally," said Sandberg. "We look to India to contribute to our global business. We also look to India to develop our business. Every company I meet with here talks about the possibilities of growth because you can't be here and not feel possibilities for growth. We are really willing to invest here because the returns are so great to our global and local business."

Sandberg said that in many ways India was already contributing to Facebook's global operations. "There is certainly very strong engineering talent here," she said. The company on Wednesday announced a new feature called Click To Miss Call through which a Facebook user can give an advertiser a miss call and in return receive a call back. The feature was developed in India.

Narendra Modi posted on FB Page,
Had a very fruitful meeting with Sheryl Sandberg. She pointed out that India is a very important country for Facebook, considering the high number of active Facebook users in India.
Being an avid user of social media myself, I talked about ways through which a platform such as Facebook can be used for governance and better interaction between the people and governments. I also talked about how Facebook can be used to bring more tourists to India.

Sheryl also shared her words on FB Page,
"It was a privilege for me and my Facebook colleagues Marne Levine and Ankhi Das to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The opportunity to be in India this past week has been special for me after beginning my career here on the World Bank’s India Health team 22 years ago. 
Meeting Prime Minister Modi gave me the opportunity to express my personal appreciation to him for making the education of girls and women a priority as equal opportunity is essential for strengthening all economies and creating a just world. Exciting for our all-female delegation to #leanin with Prime Minister Modi.
India is important to the global economy, as well as to Facebook, and we look forward to working together on internet.org to bring the next billion people online. Access = opportunity – creating more economic, social and political opportunities for the people of India."

She also visited to Indian Facebook headquarters offices in Hyderabad and Gurgaon to meet FB employees.

Source: TimesOfIndia

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