Latif Nathani, head of eBay’s India business, has resigned from the company, reports Vccircle. Nathani was the managing director and vice president of the company’s India unit since his appointment May 2013 until last month.
Nathani, according to his LinkedIn profile, has been a product strategy consultant as the CEO of a firm called Mr LMN based in San Francisco. In the past, he has worked with Microsoft (until July 2010), Symantec, Nextag, Trilogy, eMemories and Preferred Voice. Overall, Nathani has worked over 25 years working in technology. As of now, he lists his occupation as ‘member’ of ‘self employed’ in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Note that in November last year, eBay laid off close to 100 employees from its technology and product development team in Bangalore. The company said then that the layoffs were a part of a ‘regular review of its operational structure’. eBay’s Bangalore center will be now focus only on India-based operations under product and development segment.
Earlier layoffs and PayPal spin-off
This isn’t the first time that eBay has laid off employees in India. In February 2015, the company sent off 2,400 employees across its offices worldwide which included 350 employees in India. At that time, eBay said that the layoffs were part of massive restructuring plan after it went on the split its payment division PayPal from eBay Marketplaces.