6 interesting things you should know about WhatsApp's Neeraj Arora

Published: Nov 18, 2016, 11:31 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

A look at some interesting facts and trivia about Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp's vice-president of business development, who describes himself as "all things business at WhatsApp"

A look at some interesting facts and trivia about Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp's vice-president of business development, who describes himself as "all things business at WhatsApp"
Neeraj Arora

A look at some interesting facts and trivia about Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp's vice-president of business development, who describes himself as "all things business at WhatsApp".

>> Neeraj Arora studied mechanical engineering at the Indian Institue of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi.

>> Arora received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2006 from the Indian School of Business.

>> Before joining WhatsApp, Neeraj Arora, handled corporate development for Google Inc. He joined WhatsApp 4 years later, while the instant-messaging service was still a startup in 2011.

>> Neeraj Arora has been credited to be the force behind the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook.

>> According to a leading Indian news daily, Neeraj Arora conviced Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications to bundle unlimited WhatsApp use with a Rs 16 a month data plan.

>> According to his Linked-In page Neeraj Arora was part of the Investments and Corporate Strategy teams at Times Internet Limited, a subsidiary of the Times of India Group, and an engineer and “self learnt hacker” at mobile file sharing company Accellion Inc.

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