LinkedIn has appointed Hari V Krishnan (pictured) as country manager for India. Krishnan joins from MySpace where he was country manager, heading their Indian operations.
At LinkedIn, Krishnan’s long-term responsibility will be to grow the company’s diverse business model comprised of user subscriptions, advertising sales and enterprise software licensing for the Indian market.
"India is one of our fastest growing and most exciting opportunities," said Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn. "Hari’s addition to the LinkedIn team will not only help us better serve our membership and customers on a local basis, but will also help accelerate our goal to connect the world’s professionals."
In his more than 10 years of industry experience he also served in leadership positions at Travelguru, Yahoo! India and Cisco.
The LinkedIn user base in India is growing at approximately 70,000 per week, runs more than 2 million searches per week and has created more than 30,000 groups to date. Currently, the company has more than 60 advertisers in India which include brands such as General Motors, Microsoft, Reuters and Tanishq.