Mumbai, India – June 20, 2011 – LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network, announced today that more than ten million professionals now use the platform in India. Globally, LinkedIn has over 100 million professionals and continues to develop tools to help them become productive and successful. LinkedIn started its India operations in 2009 and a major part of the first year was dedicated to understanding professionals in India and educating members to leverage LinkedIn for career development. LinkedIn India also established a local leadership team to drive the company’s Marketing Solutions and Corporate Solutions businesses.
“We have focused our efforts on creating a great user experience for our members, which helps them understand the power of their professional network in developing their own professional brand.,” said Hari V. Krishnan, country manager of LinkedIn India. “As our members here continue to use LinkedIn for everything, from networking and gaining business insights to business development & jobs, we are committed to being the exchange which connects talent to opportunity in India.”
Members of LinkedIn India are using Answers, Groups and Polls to engage, collaborate and even grow business opportunities across the LinkedIn network. A number of brands in India, including Volkswagen, Jet Airways, CNN, ICICI Lombard and HopSim, see value in LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions to target advertising campaigns at professionals across the board and build conversations about their brands with measurable and focused results. LinkedIn’s suite of Corporate Solutions have helped recruiters from blue chip companies like ING Vysya Bank, Genpact and HCL reduce cost and time per hire in identifying and recruiting some of India’s best talent.
via LinkedIn reaches 10 million members in India | LinkedIn Press Center.