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Twitter appoints Samiran Gupta head of public policy

Samiran Gupta has been appointed head of public policy and philanthropy of Twitter in India and South Asia. The former Public Policy Director for India and South Asia Mahima Kaul left the company after serving for five years in February 2021.

“Pleased to welcome @Samiran01 to @Twitter to lead our public @Policy & philanthropy efforts in India & S Asia. A deeply respected leader in public affairs & tech policy, we’re excited Samiran joins our journey toward an inclusive & open Internet that empowers public conversation” Kathleen Reen, Senior Director Public Policy and Philanthropy, APAC, Twitter said in a tweet.

Gupta has, in the past, led the India operations at The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for over seven years. He was also briefly the firm’s head of stakeholder engagement for the South Asia market. Gupta has a total of over 30 years of experience across multiple companies.

“Thrilled to join @Twitter to lead the Public @Policy team’s work to engage with govts, NGOs, and partners in India & SouthAsia. Can’t wait to get started with the incredible @Policy team and contribute towards an Internet that is a global force for good,” Gupta said in a tweet.

CT Bureau

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