LinkedIn Crosses the 5 Million Member Mark in Mexico
Mexico City – March 20, 2014 – LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, today announced it has surpassed the 5 million member mark in Mexico. Osvaldo Barbosa de Oliveira, managing director, LinkedIn Latin America, made the announcement during a presentation at “GroupM What’s Next” in Mexico City.
The five largest countries in terms of members are Brazil (16+ million), Mexico (5+ million), Argentina and Colombia (3+ million each) and Chile (2+ million). These five countries are among LinkedIn’s Top 20 list in terms of worldwide membership.
“The fast growth in the region shows that Latin Americans have been taking more and more advantage of the professional content available on the platform that ultimately makes us more productive and successful. With the new Latin America headquarters based in São Paulo, we will be able to be closer to the customers and members and better understand the region’s specific needs.”
LinkedIn was founded in the US in 2003. It began to gain popularity in Latin America after the translation to Spanish (April 2008) and Portuguese (April 2010). In the last year, the region faced a 50% growth rate and unified its operations in Sao Paulo, working with representatives in most of the countries.
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 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 revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.