LinkedIn has announced the appointment of A L Jagannath as head, trade marketing for India. Jagannath’s immediate focus will be to drive existing and new initiatives for LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions and Hiring Solutions portfolios. As part of LinkedIn India’s leadership team, he will be responsible for widening awareness about LinkedIn’s array of customised solutions that are available to advertisers and recruiters in the Indian market.
Hari V. Krishnan, country manager, LinkedIn India, said, “Being the second-largest member base for LinkedIn, we see tremendous potential for further growing our business in India. We have built a strong and viable platform for the business over the last two and a half years. Our focus moving forward will be to build off this platform and continue to give the best value to our advertisers and recruiters. Jagannath brings invaluable experience in building up large businesses and his addition to the India leadership team will help us accelerate our growth in the market, strengthen our operations and associate with even more businesses in India.”
Jagannath has over 18 years of experience in marketing. He joins LinkedIn from VMWare, where he was director, marketing for India and SAARC. Prior to VMWare, he worked with Sun Microsystems in India as the general manager, marketing for their systems and storage business. He has also worked with Satyam Computers, Reliance Infocomm and Mudra Communications.