Former Twitter India Head Manish Maheshwari Quits Company – India Today

Maheshwari tweeted that he is quitting Twitter after close to three years to focus on education and teaching through his new ed-tech platform, Metaversity.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Former Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari has announced that he is leaving the company.
  • Maheshwari tweeted that he is quitting Twitter after close to three years to focus on education.
  • Maheshwari noted that he will focus on education and teaching through his new ed-tech platform, Metaversity.

Former Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari has announced that he is leaving the company. Maheshwari tweeted that he is quitting Twitter after close to three years to focus on education and teaching through his new ed-tech platform, Metaversity. He noted that the platform will be virtually immersive and will impart employability training. Mahweshwari noted that he is partnering with Tanay Pratap, who has been a Senior Software Engineer with Microsoft to work on the platform. He said that Metaversity will offer a “socially immersive learning experience for everyone, delivered to them wherever they are, at a price they can afford.”

Earlier this year, Maheshwari was moved to San Francisco as Twitter’s Senior Director, Revenue Strategy and Operations after Twitter faced heat from the government over its policies on hate speech, false news, and bias. After the development, the social media giant had noted that it will not appoint any country director for its operations in India. Twitter India has since been guided by a leadership council with its key executives reporting to Twitter’s overseas executives.

“After close to 3 years, I am leaving Twitter to dedicate myself to #education and #teaching. While it is with a heavy heart that I leave Twitter, I am excited about the impact that can be created globally through education,” Maheshwari wrote on Twitter.

“COVID19 has fundamentally changed not only the skills needed to be successful in the new economy but also how those skills are imparted. I am thrilled about how technology, particularly #metaverse, can be leveraged to improve education and employability. Education is very close to my heart. I have been a teacher since high school while growing up in a middle-class household in India’s hinterland. Even at Wharton, I paid for my education by being a teaching assistant. This is an opportunity to go back to my roots,” he wrote.

Earlier in November, Jack Dorsey resigned as Twitter CEO and was replaced by Parag Agrawal, who was formerly the company’s current CTO. In an email sent to all Twitter employees, Jack Dorsey wrote: “After almost 16 years of having a role at our company from co-founder to CEO to Chair to Exec Chair to Interim CEO to CEO, I decided it is finally time for me to leave.”



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