Facebook Taps Snapdeal’s Chief Product Officer
Facebook has appointed former Chief Product Officer at Snapdeal and Bharti Airtel, Anand Chandrasekaran for its Messenger platform. In a global role, Chandrasekaran will be working out of the Silicon Valley headquarters of the company and will help develop strategies and partnerships for the platform that already boasts of a billion users globally. Chandrasekaran, who served as the senior director of mobile and search products at Yahoo between 2011 and 2014, worked with Airtel and Snapdeal in India in the past two and a half years.
Sempra Energy Elects CEO as Chair
Sempra Energy named CEO Debra L. Reed, 56, as chairman of the company, succeeding Donald E. Felsinger, 65, who is retiring after a 40-year career with the company. Reed was named Sempra Energy's CEO last year. Reed has worked for the Sempra Energy companies for 34 years. Prior to her appointment as CEO last year, she was EVP of Sempra Energy. Previously, she served as president and CEO of Sempra Energy's two largest subsidiaries, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas). She also was chief operating officer of the two utilities, after initially being appointed president of SDG&E. Reed first joined the company in 1978 as an energy systems engineer at SoCalGas.
eBay Director Resigns; Joins AOL Board
Dawn G. Lepore, 57, a director of eBay, has resigned from the company’s board. She has been newly elected to AOL’s board. Lepore is CEO at Prosper Marketplace, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace. Formerly, she was CEO and Chairman of drugstore.com, a leading online retailer of health, beauty, and wellness products, until its sale to Walgreens. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at The Charles Schwab Company, like Vice Chairman of technology, operations, administration, strategy and active trader, was CIO, a member of Schwab's executive committee and a trustee of SchwabFunds.