LinkedIn appoints Nishant Rao as country manager, India

09 Jan,2013

By A Correspondent


Global professional network LinkedIn has announced the appointment of Nishant K Rao as the new country manager for India. Mr Rao’s appointment at LinkedIn India comes following the promotion of former country manager Hari V Krishnan to a larger role as the Managing Director of Asia-Pacific and Japan.


In his new role as the country manager for LinkedIn India, Mr Rao 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 the US,” said Mr Rao. “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, Mr 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.


Mr Rao has over 10 years of industry experience and has held leadership positions with companies like McKinsey and ARIBA Inc. He was also one of the founding members of Epicentre Technologies, among India’s first call centres. He holds an MBA in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and International Business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also a BS in Computer Science from the University of Texas.


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