Former TikTok India Head redesignated as Head - ME, Africa, Turkey & SA
Former TikTok India Head, Nikhil Gandhi has been redesignated as Head - Middle East, Africa, Turkey & South Asia. The redesignation comes in the wake of the company folding up its India operations following the central government's diktat to ban 59 Chinese apps permanently.
According to Gandhi's LinkedIn account, he has taken charge as Head - Middle East, Africa, Turkey & South Asia of TikTok beginning January. He joined as TikTok India & South Asia head in October 2019.
Before joining TikTok, he served as the President & COO of Times Network driving the monetisation strategy and overall business growth of the company. He previously served as vice-president at The Walt Disney Company.
Byte Dance-owned short video platform TikTok had shut down its India business following the government's recent directive to extend the ban on Chinese apps. The move affected 2000 employees of TikTok in India.