You may have not heard of him by his name. But he is a proud Sri Lankan who is working as the the Vice President of User Growth, Mobile and International at Facebook. His name is listed with facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the Facebook executive bio page. Here is what his profile says.

“Chamath Palihapitiya is the Vice President of User Growth, Mobile and International at Facebook and, since 2008, has led a cross functional team responsible for driving the growth of Facebook’s userbase through product, virality, marketing and internationalization efforts on both the web and mobile. Prior to his current role at Facebook, Chamath oversaw Facebook Platform from its launch in 2007 and led the team that built and initially scaled Facebook’s online advertising product. Chamath joined Facebook from The Mayfield Fund, a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley where he led consumer Internet, advertising and technology investments. Prior to Mayfield, Chamath spent five years with AOL in roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in his position as the Vice President and General Manager of AIM and ICQ. Chamath began his career as a derivatives trader before leaving finance to work for Internet music pioneers Winamp and Spinner.com. Chamath grew up in Canada and graduated first class honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo”.

Watch following videos of Chamath Palihapitiya.

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Inside Facebook by Chamath Palihapitiya

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6 Comments

  1. Rohitha

    This fellow is not a “normal” Sri Lankan. He is born and bred in Canada. For all purposes he is Canadian. No Sri Lankan born, educated and graduating from the ridiculous, 3rd rate free education here will never make it to Facebook Co. Only thing he will do is make a Facebook page. Also, what is the big deal in working for Facebook? Social networking actually “diminishes” your social skills period. Only losers communicate using Facebook. Real people talk at least over the phone. The best way to communicate between humans is face-to-face chat. Working for a company which promotes nothing but making people into just robots and going against nature is actually nothing to be proud of.

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  3. Ananda

    Rohitha, you have displayed your idiocy and malice towards Sri Lanka in what you have written.

    1. Free education in Sri Lanka has produced people now working for NASA.
    2. Have you ever heard of KKYW waves named after Prof. KKYW Perera of the University of Moratuwa ? Just do a Google search and find out the rest.
    3. Guess you have had a foreign education. If that is right, if the idiocy that you display here is anything to go by,that education doesn’t seem to have made a “complete” you. If you have only had a local education, you are an even bigger idiot to say the least.
    4. Facebook may not be a great way to communicate. I may agree with you to some extent. However, apart from personal networking, it is also used in business. So many business websites are connected to Facebook, Twitter etc. In any case, Facebook is a huge operation and it is an achievement to work for a company like that in such an important role.

    Why do you have so much hatred and malice towards Sri Lanka ? Your idiocy makes matters worse !

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  6. Shan

    I certainly agree with you Ananda… Rohitha is a Dumb Nut

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