LinkedIn India appoints Hetal Sonpal as Director, Strategic Sales

21 Dec,2011

By A Correspondent


LinkedIn,, the world’s largest professional network with more than 135 million members worldwide and over 12 million members in India, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Hetal Sonpal,, as Director, Strategic Sales for India.


With over 13 years of experience scaling world-class sales organizations, Mr Sonpal will work closely with LinkedIn Marketing Solutions and LinkedIn Hiring Solutions. He will be focused on building and strengthening relationships with key clients and oversee the execution of strategic deals to help accelerate the growth of LinkedIn in India.


“Having had operations in Indiafor over two years now, LinkedIn has emerged as a platform of choice for recruiters and brands seeking to engage with an influential and highly educated audience. We have built a strong business across India with high quality sales and marketing professionals and Hetal’s addition to the leadership team will add value to our operations. It reinforces our commitment to our customers in Indiaas we seek to build strong long-term relationships with our partners across the country,” said Hari V Krishnan,, Country Manager, LinkedIn India.


Based in New Delhi, Mr Sonpal joins LinkedIn from Microsoft Corporation where he served as Lead, Telecom Alliances. Prior to that he worked with Wipro for more than 11 years and rose to leadership positions including Regional Sales Head for North India. During his tenure with Wipro, he also led Wipro’s Sales team in Japanfor over seven years and was instrumental in growing Wipro’s business with some of the largest technology and consumer electronics customers in Japan, including Toshiba, Cannon, Ricoh and Clarion.


LinkedIn India is headquartered in Mumbai with offices in New Delhi and Bangalore.

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