Reports said that Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) head of China has left the firm after mere eight months as exoduses of social media giants top executives carry on.
According to reports Kathy Chen publicized her departure amid company’s massive shakeup in Asian business.
Although use of Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) is blocked in China, it allows Chinese promoters reach a global spectators. It is also quite famous with Chinese dissidents based in the West.
Ms Chen marks the latest exit in a string of high-profile Twitter executives to depart from the firm.
Meanwhile company’s Chief technology officer Adam Messinger and chief operating officer Adam Bain have both left the firm. Ms Chen, had in the past worked for Cisco and Microsoft, was employed as managing director for Twitter’s China region in April 2016.
She also reportedly served in the Chinese military as well, and her obvious links with the Beijing government meant the selection provoked worries from some China campaigners that it had hired somebody who was pro-China.
However recently Twitter has restructured its Asia division, with country heads in India and Australia also parting.
“Now that the Twitter APAC [Asia Pacific] team is working directly with Chinese advertisers, this is the right time for me to leave the company,” Ms Chen wrote on the site.
Furthermore Ms Chen’s 12-tweet message also comprised claims that revenue from Chinese marketing partners had climbed 400% in the past two years and that the Hong Kong office – rumored to be closing would remain open “for now”.
“Working at Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has opened my mind, my passion is to connect people to the world through cross-cultural communications & businesses,” she added.