Bangalore: Shailesh Rao, managing director (media & platforms) for Google’s Asia-Pacific operations has called it quits. Rao is headed to world’s largest microblogging site Twitter as vice-president, international operations, the reports said.
Confirming the news, a Google spokesperson said that “We thank Shailesh for his fantastic contributions to Google and Google India, in particular and wish him the best in his future endeavours.”
Rao had joined Google California headquarters in March 2005 as director, local search where he was dependable for universal Google Local services and channel program.
He also helped lead initiate of Google Maps and Earth across Western Europe and parts of Asia and Latin America. Rao moved to India in 2007 to head the Google’s India actions.
Rao has been employed formerly with banking-software firm Yodlee and AOL among others. He is a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS from the Wharton School with a attentiveness in finance, and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.