Facebook has recently appointed Badar Khusnood as the Product Growth Manager for Pakistan market.
Badar is kind of a celebrity among people working in IT industry of Pakistan. He gained his fame during his time with Google, where he served as Country Consultant Pakistan for around 8 years.
Just last year he joined Twitter, as their Country Consultant for Pakistan, however the relationship ended within an year.
It is a lesser known fact that Badar is one of the co-founders of Bramerz, a leading Digital & Social Media Agency in Pakistan. He was also working as VP Products there before joining Facebook.
Facebook needed local support:
As the Product Growth Manager, he will be providing local insights – identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats relevant for Facebook’s success in Pakistan.
It merits mentioning here that, Badar has an experience dealing with government and agencies back when YouTube denied to delete a blasphemous video.
So may be his role at Facebook will also pave way for talks between government and Facebook regarding blasphemous pages hosted on Facebook.