Adaline Lau | January 9, 2013
LinkedIn has promoted Hari Krishnan, its India manager, to managing director in Asia Pacific and Japan.
Krishnan joined LinkedIn in November 2009 as employee number one in Asia where he grew its membership in India to more than 300 percent with offices in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore.
In his new role, Krishnan will be relocated to LinkedIn’s Asia headquarters in Singapore, tasked to grow membership in the Asia Pacific region.
Arvind Rajan, who was the previous MD, has taken up a global role as managing director and vice president for new markets, responsible for evaluating new market opportunities worldwide.
LinkedIn has added 12 million members in Asia in 2012.
It currently has 37 million members in the region, with 10 offices and more than 350 employees as well as available in four Asian languages (Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Japanese, and Korean).
A timeline of offices established in Asia Pacific:
Dec. 2009: LinkedIn unveiled its India headquarters in Mumbai.
March 2010: LinkedIn opened Sydney office in Australia.
April 2011: LinkedIn announced two million Australian users, opened Melbourne office.
May 2011: LinkedIn set up its Asia hub in Singapore for regional sales and marketing, member engagement, and strategic regional partnerships in the region.
Oct. 2011: LinkedIn launched in Japanese with office in Tokyo.
Nov. 2011: LinkedIn established its first R&D center outside of the U.S. in Bangalore, making it the fourth office in the country after Mumbai and sales offices in New Delhi and Bangalore.
March 2012: LinkedIn opened third office in Australia located in Perth with three million members in the country.
April 2012: LinkedIn eyes Greater China, sets up Hong Kong office.