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Hari V Krishnan joins LinkedIn as Country Manager for India

US-based professional networking site LinkedIn, which claims to have more than 52 million members globally and 3.4 million members in India, has appointed Hari V Krishnan as country manager for its India operations. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Krishnan was country head for MySpace in India.

US-based professional networking site LinkedIn, which claims to have more than 52 million members globally and 3.4 million members in India, has appointed Hari V Krishnan as country manager for its India operations. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Krishnan was country head for MySpace in India.

Hari V Krishnan has also worked at Travelguru, Yahoo India and Cisco. In his new role, Krishnan will be responsible for growing LinkedIn’s diverse business model comprised of user subscriptions, advertising sales and enterprise software licensing for the Indian market.

“India is one of our fastest growing and most exciting opportunities,” Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn, has said. “Hari’s addition to the LinkedIn team will not only help us better serve our membership and customers on a local basis, but will also help accelerate our goal to connect the world’s professionals.”

According to LinkedIn, its user base in India is growing at about 70,000 per week, runs more than 2 million searches a week and has created over 30,000 groups to date. Currently, the company has more than 60 advertisers in India, including brands such as General Motors, Microsoft, Reuters and Tanishq.

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