Professional networking website LinkedIn today appointed Nishant K Rao as the new Country Manager for its India operations.
Rao's appointment follows the promotion of former Country Manager Hari V Krishnan into a larger role as the Managing Director of Asia-Pacific and Japan, LinkedIn said in a statement.
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with 187 million members globally. It has over 18 million members in India.
"With a member base of 18 million professionals, India is one of our fastest growing markets and the largest outside of the US," Rao said.
Indian marketers and recruiters are fast realising the potential of LinkedIn's affluent member base and are leveraging the platform for targeted and thought leadership
oriented campaigns, he added.
Rao was serving as Director (Business Operations – Head of Global Sales Strategy) at LinkedIn's headquarters in Mountain View.
He has over 10 years of industry experience and has held leadership positions with companies like McKinsey and ARIBA Inc. He holds an MBA degree in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and International Business from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin.