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LinkedIn crosses 50 m mark in APAC, over 24 m users in India

Networking site for professionals, LinkedIn announced in a blog post that
it has crossed the 50 million member mark in the Asia Pacific region.

Nine
countries in the region have more than a million members each – India (24+
million), Australia (5+ million), China (4+ million), Indonesia and the
Philippines (2+ million each), Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand (1+
million each).

Networking site for professionals, LinkedIn announced in a blog post that
it has crossed the 50 million member mark in the Asia Pacific region.

Nine
countries in the region have more than a million members each – India (24+
million), Australia (5+ million), China (4+ million), Indonesia and the
Philippines (2+ million each), Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand (1+
million each).

Last year, LinkedIn added 7+ million new
members in India. In Southeast Asia, LinkedIn’s member base jumped more than 50
per cent to reach 9+ million.

LinkenIn members come from a broad
cross-section of industries across the Asia Pacific region. The top five
industries include IT & Services, Telecommunications, Oil & Energy,
Banking & Financial Services, and Hospitality.

Hari
Krishnan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, LinkedIn said, “As the
region increasingly consolidates its position as a key driver in the global
economy, our aim is to help professionals and businesses here become even more
successful at what they do. I would like to thank our members, clients,
partners and employees for making LinkedIn a part of your daily professional
lives. This milestone was only achieved because of your support.  I am
looking forward to growing with you as we introduce more exciting features on
LinkedIn.”

LinkedIn counts Tony Fernandes (Group CEO, AirAsia), David Thodey (CEO & Executive Director,
Telstra), Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Chairman & Managing Director,
Biocon) and Nobuyuki Idei (Founder & CEO, Quantum Leaps, and
Former Chairman & CEO, Sony) among Asia based influencers. Members can now
choose between six Asian languages when engaging in professional conversations
on LinkedIn, in addition to English.

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