|By||http://e27.cohttp://e27.sg/2013/01/08/hari-krishnan-appointed-linkedin-managing-director-for-asia-pacific-and-japan/||| Jan 8, 2013 | Asia|
The world’s professional social network, with over 187 million global members, today announced the appointment of Hari Krishnan as the new Managing Director for Asia Pacific and Japan. He will be playing a key role in growing LinkedIn’s presence in the region.
LinkedIn currently has 10 offices in the Asia Pacific region, employing over 350 employees and serving 37 million members, 12 million of which joined in 2012. LinkedIn’s choice to localise into four Asian languages has contributed greatly to this increase.
In the press released, Hari said, “LinkedIn has grown tremendously in the Asia-Pacific region over the past year, but we are still in the early stages of our expansion. I look forward to working with our tem to help growing numbers of professionals across the region leverage LinkedIn to network, build their professional brand, gain insights from the community and find new career and business opportunities.”
Hari joined LinkedIn as its first Asia-Pacific employee in 2009, leading the growth of the company in India. He has previously worked at Cisco, Yahoo! India and MySpace. He succeeds Arvind Rajan who has moved into the role of Managing Director and Vice President, New Markets. Arvind will be tasked with identifying new market opportunities across the globe in his new role.