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LinkedIn Names New APAC Lead

Professional social media network LinkedIn has appointed Hari Krishnan as the company’s managing director in Asia Pacific and Japan.

Krishnan (pictured) succeeds Arvind Rajan, who has moved into the role of managing director and vice president, new markets, focusing on evaluating new market opportunities across the globe.

Krishnan is based in Singapore and reports to Mike Gamson, SVP Global Solutions.

He is tasked with growing LinkedIn’s presence in the Asia Pacific region and reinforcing LinkedIn’s commitment to connect professionals in these markets. He has been with LinkedIn since 2009 as country manager for India and has contributed to the growth of LinkedIn’s presence in India.

LinkedIn opened its Asia head quarters in Singapore last year and the office acts as a hub for LinkedIn’s regional sales and marketing, member engagement, strategic regional partnerships and general operations for all of Asia.

Asia Pacific is one of LinkedIn’s fastest growing regions and LinkedIn’s where its footprint spans 10 offices and 37 million members – a membership growth of 12 million over the last year.

“LinkedIn has grown tremendously in the Asia-Pacific region over the past year, but we are still in the early stages of our expansion,” Krishnan said.

He also added that going forward the network hopes to “help professionals across the region leverage LinkedIn to network, build their professional brand, gain insights from the community and find new career and business opportunities.”

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