US-based multinational technology conglomerate Meta, the parent organisation of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, has established a new office in Gurugram, India. It is the social media giant’s first stand-alone facility in Asia.

The 12,077m2 office is located in the CyberHub corporate park, which is considered one of India’s largest IT hubs. The new office will host the Centre for Fuelling India’s New Economy. The facility will focus on training small business owners, creators, entrepreneurs and local communities to enable digital transformation.

Meta has also announced plans to train ten million small businesses and entrepreneurs and 250,000 creators by the end of 2024.

Ajit Mohan, vice-president and managing director of Facebook India, commented: “We see this office as an opportunity for us to build a space that will house our largest team in the country. The office will be open to anyone who is driving change, be it creators, small business owners, entrepreneurs, artists or community leaders. The spaces here will see directed, purposeful efforts from Meta to fuel their pursuits, ideas and ambition.”