LinkedIn has announced that it now has over 5 crore members in the Asia Pacific, of which over 2.4 crore are from India. In 2013, LinkedIn added on over 70 lakh new members in India. The ‘professionals network’ claims to have over 27.7 crore members globally.
Nine countries in the Asia Pacific region now account for over 10 lakh members each on LinkedIn. These are: India; Australia (over 50 lakh); China (over 40 lakh); Indonesia and the Philippines (over 20 lakh each); and Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand (over 10 lakh members each).
“The strong growth we are seeing in our member base is a great encouragement for us. We still have much to do in terms of connecting all professionals around the world. Accordingly, we are looking to introduce more features to deliver even more value to our members and customers,” said Hari Krishnan, MD, LinkedIn Asia Pacific and Japan.
“Asia is a growth story. As the region increasingly consolidates its position as a key driver of the global economy, our aim is to help professionals and businesses in Asia become even more successful at what they do. Whether it’s expanding professional connections, tapping critical talent or marketing and selling to this influential audience, we’re excited to be able to help connect the dots and create economic opportunities for everyone,” added Krishnan.
In India, the most followed company on LinkedIn is Tata Consultancy Services. Others in the top five are IBM, Accenture, Hewlett-Packard and Infosys.
Across the Apac region, the most followed companies are IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, Google and Tata Consultancy Services.