LinkedIn appoints Nishant K. Rao as Country Manager, India

Mumbai, India – January 8, 2013  LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 187 million members globally and over 18 million in India, today announced the appointment of Nishant K. Rao as the new country manager for India. Nishant’s appointment at LinkedIn India comes following the promotion of former country manager, Hari V. Krishnan into a larger role as the Managing Director of Asia- Pacific and Japan.

In his new role as the country manager for LinkedIn India, Nishant will focus on scaling up operations and staying committed to LinkedIn’s value proposition of connecting India’s professionals to make them more successful and productive and helping enterprises hire, market and sell effectively.

“With a member base of 18 million professionals, India is one of our fastest growing markets and the largest outside of the U.S.,” said Nishant K. Rao, Country Manager, LinkedIn India. “Indian marketers and recruiters are fast realizing the potential of LinkedIn’s affluent member base and are leveraging the platform for targeted and thought leadership oriented campaigns. I am excited about the opportunity to work with the LinkedIn India team to serve our customers and members in India.”

Prior to being appointed as LinkedIn India’s Country Manager, Nishant was Director, Business Operations – Head of Global Sales Strategy at LinkedIn’s headquarters in Mountain View. He has been with LinkedIn since September 2011 and has a strong understanding of the company’s business.

Nishant has over 10 years of industry experience with a healthy mix of sales, strategy management and entrepreneurship. He has held leadership positions with companies like McKinsey and ARIBA Inc. and was also one of the founding members of Epicentre Technologies – one amongst India’s first call centers. Nishant holds an MBA in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and International Business from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin.

Nishant’s appointment as country manager for LinkedIn India reinforces the company's commitment of transforming its employees’ careers.

About LinkedIn 

Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 187 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from its talent solutions, marketing solutions and premium subscriptions businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.