LinkedIn has appointed Nishant K Rao as the new country manager for India. Rao takes on the role from Hari V Krishnan, who has been elevated to the position of managing director, APAC and Japan.
In his new role as country manager for LinkedIn India, Rao will focus on scaling up operations and staying committed to LinkedIn’s value proposition of connecting India’s professionals to make them more successful and productive and helping enterprises hire, market and sell effectively, said a company statement.
Prior to this, Rao was director, business operations, head of global sales strategy at LinkedIn’s headquarters in Mountain View. He has been with LinkedIn since September 2011.
On his new role, Rao said, “With a member base of 18 million professionals, India is one of our fastest growing markets and the largest outside of the US. Indian marketers and recruiters are fast realising the potential of LinkedIn’s affluent member base and are leveraging the platform for targeted and thought leadership-oriented campaigns. I am excited about the opportunity to work with the LinkedIn India team to serve our customers and members.”
Rao has over 10 years of industry experience across sales, strategy management and entrepreneurship. He has worked with McKinsey and Ariba Inc. and was also one of the founding members of Epicentre Technologies, billed as one of India’s first call centers.