Twitter job cuts
A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration on January 26, 2016.Reuters

Twitter India and South East Asia's Managing Director Parminder Singh announced on Thursday that he has stepped down after working with the micro-blogging pioneer for three years. Singh's exit comes two days after Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly also announced his resignation.

Singh announced his exit via a series of tweets. In the first of his tweets, Singh said he would be moving on to new passions.

According to Parminder Singh's LinkedIn profile, he worked with HCL, Apple Inc, Google and IBM before joining Twitter in November 2013. Maya Hari will take over from Singh as the Managing Director of Twitter India and South East Asia (INSEA). Benjamin Ampen will be the new Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa region (MENA).

Rishi Jaitly, Twitter's India head, had announced his resignation on November 1. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, he said that he wants to "move to new opportunities." Jaitly had joined the micro-blogging site's India operations in November 2012, a year before Parminder Singh.

In July, Shailesh Rao had quit the San Francisco-based social media network as vice-president, international operations.

It was reported last month that Twitter was planning to lay off about 300 employees. The social media giant had cut eight per cent of its workforce (about 300 jobs), which is the same per cent it did last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as the CEO.

The loss-making company hired bankers to explore the possibility of a sale. However, uncertainty over Twitter's future continues as companies such as Salesforce, Walt Disney and Google (which had initially expressed interest in buying Twitter) backed out.

Twitter India MD quits