HEMA BUDARAJU

Hema Budaraju is Director of Product Management, Health, at Facebook, where she leads a team focused on helping communities improve global health outcomes. As part of this role, she recently launched a Blood Donations feature on Facebook in October 2017 in India, to make it easier for people to donate blood and help address the shortage of safe blood. It has now expanded to Bangladesh, Pakistan and Brazil and there are more than 20 million blood donors signed up on Facebook. Before health, Hema was the Head of Product for Facebook Events and Emerging Verticals, and helped grow Facebook Events to over 700 million people a month to create, discover, and share events posted on Facebook.