Karandeep Anand

Social networking giant Facebook has elevated Karandeep Anand, an Indian-origin senior executive, to head its communications tool Workplace.

Anand joined Facebook four years ago after completing a 15-year stint at Microsoft.

Workplace is Facebook’s communications tool for companies and businesses and Anand will work closely with Julien Codorniou, the company’s vice-president who has been the leader of Workplace, CNBC reported.

Anand will work with Workplace’s product team, and Codorniou will remain in charge of sales and partnerships, a Facebook spokeswoman was quoted as saying in the report.

“I’m excited to now be part of the journey of bringing Workplace to companies across the globe and help them unlock the potential of their biggest asset – people,” Anand, who has been a part of a number of other divisions, including Marketplace, Audience Network and Ad Solutions, wrote on his LinkedIn profile.

Karandeep Anand holds a bachelors degree with honors in databases & data mining from the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. He also studied at the Kellogg School of Management.

The spokeswoman said: “We’re thrilled that Karandeep is joining Workplace as its new head of Workplace, effectively immediately.

“Karandeep joins Workplace from Marketplace, and brings with him a wealth of experience from both a consumer and enterprise background. We’re excited to have him on board”.