Articles by Hari Krishnan
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:
Today, I am happy to announce that LinkedIn India has grown to over 15 million members. In the short period since starting our operations here, our member base has grown by 300 percent.
From this growth we know that a large number of professionals are coming to LinkedIn because they want to further their careers and establish an online profile of record. This also motivates us immensely in our quest to make LinkedIn even more relevant for professionals so that our members continue to see value in our offerings and benefit from the platform.
[Ed. note: This is the first in a series of posts on LinkedIn around the world. We just announced LinkedIn's country manager in India - Hari V. Krishnan - and here are his initial thoughts as he visits our Mountain View headquarters this week]
I am truly excited about my new role heading up LinkedIn India – a platform which has been an integral part of my own career. The Indian internet has grown strongly and changed dramatically over the last 5 years with social media, e-commerce and advertising all beginning to come of age. Having witnessed the change first hand working with leading companies like MySpace and Yahoo and start ups like Travelguru, I see the need to share knowledge assuming a more central role in sustaining the growth. I’m convinced that LinkedIn will play a strong role as a platform for sharing connections and knowledge.