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Dailyhunt appoints ex-Facebook Umang Bedi as its new president

Bangalore-based news content aggregator, Dailyhunt has roped in former Facebook India head Umang Bedi as its new president, and he will report to Dailyhunt’s founder Virendra Gupta.

Dailyhunt is a news and local language mobile app, which currently offers news in 14 languages from about 800 publication partners.

Bedi had resigned from Facebook in October last year. He had joined Facebook in July 2016 and was in charge of strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country. Prior to joining Facebook, he was the Managing Director (South Asia) of Adobe for over five years (March 2011 to June 2016). Before that, he was the Managing Director (India & Emerging Markets) at Intuit Inc. between November 2008 and March 2011, and the head of banking, financial services and insurance at Symantec Corporation for three years. Bedi has also worked at Sun Microsystems Inc. for close to three years, Wipro Corporation for two years, and Satyam Computer Services for two years. Bedi is an engineering graduate from the University of Pune, an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

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