Singapore LinkedIn members, you’re 1 in a million! I’m thrilled to announce that we now have more than 1 million LinkedIn members in Singapore. Our membership has doubled since we opened our Asia-Pacific headquarters here in 2011, a true testament to the country’s reputation as a hub for talent in the region and the growing interest in professional networking.

At LinkedIn, our members always come first. To celebrate this important milestone, we’re recognizing Singapore’s Power Profiles, members who’ve leveraged LinkedIn to the fullest to be better at what they do. Here are a few Power Profiles we hope will inspire you to make the most of your LinkedIn profile:

Steve MelhuishSteve Melhuish, CEO of PropertyGuru
Steve believes that having an online brand is base zero for today’s professionals. He has leveraged LinkedIn’s vast network as growing channel for business development as well to find and hire great talent for his company PropertyGuru.

 

Mark HallMark Hall, Country Manager of Kelly Services Singapore
Mark joined LinkedIn early on in 2008. As a seasoned HR professional, he endorses building a strong personal brand and intelligently managing his professional reputation online so as to always be professionally ‘visible’.

Jason KupermanJason Kuperman, Vice President, Digital, Omnicom Group
Jason Kuperman was one of our early adopters, having joined LinkedIn in 2004 – putting him within the first 150,000 members. He is of the opinion that professionals can express their personality and develop an invaluable professional brand on LinkedIn.

 

My colleagues and I are also thanking LinkedIn members in person at Raffles Place in Singapore with free coffee, cupcakes, and of course LinkedIn Profile tips, for commuters.

Singapore 1 million cupcakes

I’m especially excited about this milestone because I moved to Singapore earlier this year to take on the role of Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, and it’s been a transformational experience so far. The energy and spirit among the professional community in Singapore is palpable. It’s been an honor to watch Singapore professionals turn to LinkedIn to build their professional identity, grow their networks and find the insights they need to be great at what they do.

I want to personally thank each of you for making LinkedIn a part of your professional life. You’re truly one in a million.

Editor’s note: Our celebrations will continue on May 7th with Connect In Singapore, an event for 250+ HR leaders to learn more about the transformation of Asia’s talent acquisition industry.