RALEIGH, CAROLINE DU NORD - —
Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Nandu Pradhan as President and Managing Director of Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd. Pradhan succeeds Javed Tapia, who will now serve as a director on the board of Red Hat India. Pradhan will be responsible for Red Hat India's current businesses and will also spearhead the company's future investments in India.
As a highly respected professional in the Indian IT industry, Pradhan brings more than 25 years of sales and management experience to Red Hat. He has previously led and managed businesses for Novell, Microsoft and Patni. Prior to joining Red Hat, Pradhan was Vice President (EMEA and APAC) at Symphony Services.
"I am extremely pleased that Nandu will take over the reins to propel the growing adoption of open source in India. I firmly believe Nandu's past experience and acumen will enable even greater growth for the company and further Red Hat's footprint in the Indian market," said Matthew Szulik, Chairman and CEO, Red Hat. "I welcome Nandu to Red Hat, and we know he will carry the open source movement to even greater heights in India."
"Linux as a technology platform is poised for strong growth in India. This is an exciting time for the entire open source movement, and I am thrilled with this opportunity to help drive Red Hat's initiatives in the Subcontinent," said Pradhan.
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