Will it be Neeraj Arora at WhatsApp, after Satya Nadella at Microsoft, Sundar Pichai at Google?

May 05, 2018, 01:16 PM IST

The Indian techie has made huge inroads into the American technology scene at the highest levels and it seems that there will be yet another high profile entry at CXO level and this one is into one of the most popular messenger apps in the world. After WhatsApp co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Jan Koum resigned From Facebook, the technology giant is  on the hunt for a new CEO for the world's largest messaging app and Arora's name is on top of the list.


WhatsApp's Business Executive Neeraj Arora is among the shortlisted candidates for the top job. Already, Indians have turned eye-ball grabbers in the tech world with Satya Nadella at Microsoft and Sundar Pichai at Google being appointed to the CEO's post. (Image source: Twitter)


Jan Koum announced his resignation a few days after report of disagreements with the message app's parent firm Facebook over privacy issues surfaced. Jan Koum's exit came at a time when the tech giant is in the middle of this data breach row. 


Neeraj Arora is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi  (IIT-D). he is also an ISB alumni. Before he joined Facebook, Neeraj worked with top internet firms including Paytm and Google. he on the Board of Directors at Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led PayTm. Arora famously left Paytm’s board citing conflict of interest. This is after Paytm raised some critical questions about WhatsApp Payments.


Neeraj Arora joined the WhatsApp in 2011. On his LinkedIn profile, Arora says he is a 'business guy' at WhatsApp.