Neeraj Arora, Chief Business Officer, WhatsApp is Facebook’s latest departure

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Neeraj Arora, Chief Business Officer, WhatsApp announced that he’s leaving the company. Co-Founders Brian Acton & Jan Koum resigned about a year ago and earlier this year, respectively.

Neeraj had been with WhatsApp since 2011, he said that the seven-year-long journey had been exciting. WhatsApp is currently dealing with the problem of misinformation, his departure may affect the process.

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“Time flies for sure but not memories. It is hard to believe that it has been seven years since Jan and Brian got me onboard at WhatsApp, and it has been one hell of a ride! I’ve been blessed to work with a small set of talented people and see how maniacal focus can create something magical which is loved by billions of people. It is time to move on, but I cannot be more proud of how WhatsApp continues to touch people in so many different ways every day. I am confident that WhatsApp will continue to be the simple, secure & trusted communication product for years to come,” Neeraj mentioned in a Facebook post.

In the same post, he also stated, that he’d take some time off before jumping to a new venture to spend time with his family. He thanked Jan and Brian for their support.


A wordsmith by profession who likes art, Beatles, Coffee, DiCaprio and Eminem brings a fresh perspective contrary to existing perceptions and believes in questioning everything, also has a belief that there should be a bigger place in the world for words and not war. He prefers the phenomena of the physical world of plants and animals(especially dogs) over possessions. Reckons moving to the rhythm and moving on.