Kirthiga Reddy, Head of Office, Facebook India
Kirthiga leads the Global Marketing Solutions teams in India and plays a key role in building and maintaining strategic relationships with top regional agencies and clients. Kirthiga joined as the first Facebook India employee in July 2010 and set up the India operations in Hyderabad, supporting the company’s growing number of users, advertisers and developers worldwide.
Prior to Facebook, Kirthiga was VP and GM of SaaS-based Consumer Security business unit and India operations at Phoenix Technologies. She led a global team located in US, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Kirthiga has also held the position of Director of Product Management at Motorola, Director of Engineering at Silicon Graphics and Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, with most of her professional career based in Silicon Valley, California.
She holds an MBA from Stanford University, where she graduated with top honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and a B.E. in Computer Science from Ambedkar University, India.
Kirthiga has been featured in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013, Business Today’s hottest young executives, Fortune India’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in India, Impact’s 100 Icons of India Digital Ecosystem among other recognitions. Kirthiga is also the Vice Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). She is passionate about causes for children and about developing women leaders.