After being the Global Business Head for almost 7 years now, Neeraj Arora has become a frontrunner to become the Whatsapp CEO after the exit of its Cofounder and form Chief Executive Jan Koum. Well-known as the mergers-and-acquisitions expert, Neeraj is reportedly the man who helped the world’s leading messaging service provider to seal the 19 billion USD deal with Facebook in 2014. After the agreement was signed, Arora assumed the responsibility of integrating the business operations of the two companies and has been successful in accomplishing the task. (For the Whatsapp CEO’s email address, net worth, and age details, keep reading this wiki)
Today, WhatsApp has 1.5 billion monthly users and about 60 billion messages are sent through its app on a daily basis.
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Salary & Net Worth – Investors, Funding, & Valuation
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Career & Education – Company, University, & College
The Whatsapp CEO Neeraj Arora started his career at the mobile messaging app company in November 2011, heading its business. From June 2015 to February 2018, he was also one of the Board of Directors at the Indian payments giant Paytm. Prior to that, from December 2010 to November 2011, he served Google’s Corporate Development team as the senior member, helming acquisitions and investments in an array of products across different countries. Under his leadership, Google acquired Picnik, Zagat, Talkbin, Slide, Dailydeal.de, and PittPatt among others. Before that, Arora was a Corporate Development Manager at Google from December 2007 to December 2010. As the manager of Corporate Development team, his was responsible for finding and implementing acquisitions and strategic investments.
Before coming to Google, Neeraj worked as the Chief Manager of Investments and Corporate Strategy team at Times Internet Limited (Indiatimes) from June 2006 to November 2007. However, his career began as a Program Manager at a cloud solution company Accellion Inc, which he joined in August 2000 after completing B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Delhi. His job lasted till April 2005.
Neeraj Arora, an IIT-Delhi alumnus, also went to Indian School of Business (ISB) to pursue MBA in Finance and Strategy between 2005 and 2006.
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Wiki Trivia on Neeraj Arora – Age, Wife, Family, & More
Arora (age 43), who has been heading business at WhatsApp for almost 7 years and is now a strong contender for the position of CEO at the messaging app company, is married to his college friend Ruchi Bansal from ISB Hyderabad. Neeraj’s wife is a Chartered Accountant. On an aside, Neeraj started a Merit-cum-Need scholarship program at ISB last year (August 2017) for women who want to do post graduation in Management.
If Neeraj is elected as CEO of the world’s largest messaging platform, he will be elevated to the league of Indian bigwigs in the Silicon Valley, such as Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Shantanu Narayen (CEO of Adobe), and Sundar Pichai (CEO of Google).