To better serve the local developer community and enterprise customers, Microsoft-owned GitHub Inc has opened a new subsidiary in India called GitHub India Private Limited.
In a blog post, Erica Brescia, COO of GitHub said the move is in line with the fact that India is home to third-largest number of active developers on GitHub. Growing 22 percent over the past year, the community is adding to an already significant base.
Maneesh Sharma has been appointed as General Manager of GitHub India. In his new role, Sharma will be leading the company’s growth strategy in the country.
Over the next few months, GitHub has plans to build a team across all functions—including community, engineering, sales, support, marketing, and services. The idea is to enable its customers to adopt DevOps best practices at scale and collaborate with over 40 million developers across more than 100 million projects.
“In building out a local team in India, our goal is to create stronger relationships with developers and support open source development across developers, maintainers, and enterprises,” Brescia added.
GitHub is also expanding its channel partner program in India to support Enterprise customers in running their software development operations effectively.