Unfriended: What Sheryl Sandberg’s sign out from Facebook means for the tech giant in India

Facebook Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg attending an interactive session organized by FICCI Ladies Organisation, on July 2, 2014 in New Delhi, India.


A first-generation ‘Facebooker’ and Zuckerberg’s close lieutenant, Sandberg’s decision to leave Meta has come when it’s facing regulatory and policy heat globally. Sandberg was closely associated with Meta’s India policy team and her exit will be a huge blow for the company, especially in its largest market.

“The end of an era.” Mark Zuckerberg’s comment on Sheryl Sandberg’s exit from Facebook, rechristened as Meta, sums up the impact of her departure on the tech giant. Shares of Meta Platforms Inc fell as much as 3% on June 1 after Sandberg said in a long Facebook post that she was stepping down as the chief operating officer of the company.Sandberg’s decision to leave the company after a 14-year-long stint is significant as it comes at a time when

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