The Indian head of the TikTok short video sharing site operated by ByteDance, Nikhil Gandhi, has agreed to resign and is now completing his notice time, reports IWMBuzz.
Gandhi has recently been redefined TikTok Head for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and South Asia following the company’s closure of its Indian operations.
“I have taken a hard decision to quit my job in the Business after considering my tenure here at ByteDance and looking at my future ambitions,” Gandhi was quoted by IWMBuzz.
“This was a new age of interaction, connectivity, and cultural respect that I saw our app shepherd working for TikTok,” she said.
As India’s head, TikTok roped in Gandhi in 2019 to lead the Chinese short video-sharing site to the next step of development.
But by 2020, in response to fears that these applications were involved in practices that endangered India’s national security and security, the Indian government said it was banning 59 applications produced by Chinese companies and TikTok.
Gandhi operated with Times Network based in Mumbai. He was formerly for nine years at The Walt Disney Company. He has appeared on UTV Global and Viacom Media Networks.
Gandhi has management roles in leading media and film firms over a career spanning over 20 years.