LinkedIn has appointed Hari Krishnan as the company's Managing Director in Asia-Pacific and Japan, the professional networking site announced Tuesday (9 Jan).
Krishnan succeeds Arvind Rajan, who has moved into the role of Managing Director and Vice President, New Markets, which will be focused on evaluating new market opportunities across the globe, according to company sources.
Krishnan joined LinkedIn in 2009 as the first employee in Asia-Pacific and has led the growth of LinkedIn's presence in India, one of LinkedIn's fastest growing markets.
In his new role, Krishnan has relocated to the company's Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. Opened in May 2011, LinkedIn's Singapore office acts as a hub for LinkedIn's regional sales and marketing, member engagement, strategic regional partnerships and general operations for all of Asia.
"Krishnan will be playing a key role in growing LinkedIn's presence in the Asia-Pacific region and reinforcing LinkedIn's commitment to connect professionals in Asia-Pacific and Japan to make them more successful and productive," the company said in a media statement.
LinkedIn's footprint in the Asia-Pacific region spans ten offices, 350+ employees, four Asian languages, and 37 million members.
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