Kirthiga Reddy, who heads Facebook's India operations, is talking scale today. Reddy, the social-networking website's first India employee back in July 2010, built Facebook India from the ground up and has taken it well past its start-up mode.
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Ask the 40-year-old to reflect on her key achievement of the year gone by and she says: "It would be the fact that we grew and yet were able to maintain the Facebook culture and values of being an organisation that is open, bold, flat and nonhierarchical."
Reddy, an MBA from Stanford University, feels another achievement last year was gaining more users, developers and advertisers. The number of Facebook users in India, for instance, doubled in the last one year to 51 million.