In an official statement made by the CEO of Whatsapp Jan Koum, he recently stated that he will soon be taking a leave from Whatsapp. The facebook owned firm Whatsapp is now without a CEO and it is allegedly reported that Neeraj Arora who is a employee at Whatsapp could be taking up the place of Jon Koum and be its next CEO. Arora is majorly involved with the rise of the firm as a whole.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Arora has been associate with WhatsApp for nearly seven years now, which means he joined when the chat app was very young. He is a mergers and acquisition expert and he joined the WhatsApp back in November 2011. Since then he has seen the company undergo some major changes, which include its acquisition by Facebook in 2014. At WhatsApp, his primary role was to manage the business aspect of the messaging startup.
Prior to working with WhatsApp, he served as a board member for Paytm for a period of nearly three years. Apart from this, Arora has also worked with Google as a corporate development manager for nearly three years before being promoted to lead the company’s corporate development team where he lead acquisitions and strategic investments across products and geographies.
Talking about his first ever job, he worked as a product manager with the private cloud file sharing and governance platform Accellion Inc, where he was responsible for building the pieces of the core technology.