Five9 snags Facebook’s product director as EVP of Product Management


Cloud contact center software company Five9 has appointed Anand Chandrasekaran as EVP of Product Management.

Mr. Chandrasekaran, who most recently was a director at Facebook focused on the Messenger Platform, will oversee the strategy, roadmap and lifecycle of the Five9 product portfolio, the company said in a statement. He will report to CEO Rowan Trollope, and be based at the company’s headquarters in San Ramon, Calif.

Previous to Facebook, Mr. Chandrasekaran was CPO at Snapdeal, an Indian e-commerce company with current annual gross sales exceeding $9 billion, and Bharti Airtel, one of the world’s largest mobile network operators with almost 300 million subscribers. He was also the co-founder of mobile IT service management company Aeroprise.

Mr. Chandrasekaran holds a bachelor’s in communications engineering from PSG College of Technology in India, and a master’s in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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