LinkedIn appoints Akshay Kothari as Country Manager for India

06 Jan,2016

By A Correspondent


Akshay Kothari

LinkedIn has announced the appointment of Akshay Kothari as Country Manager for India, effective immediately. Akshay will report to Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn’s Managing Director for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, and join the company’s APAC senior management team.


Akshay joined LinkedIn in 2013 when Pulse, the company he co-founded and was CEO of for almost three years, was acquired by LinkedIn. Since then, based out of LinkedIn’s global headquarters in Mountain View, California, he successfully led several major product and content initiatives, including making Pulse one of the fastest-growing consumer product on LinkedIn, and boosting the number of members publishing on LinkedIn from 1,000 to nearly 2 million in the last two years.


“My journey with LinkedIn started when Pulse became part of the LinkedIn family almost three years ago. I’m excited to have this opportunity to work with our teams across India, from sales to product and engineering. This new role also brings me back ‘full-circle’ to India, a high-growth market where there are opportunities abound to create even more value for our members and clients. Ultimately, my dream is for LinkedIn to play an even more significant role in helping to transform professionals and businesses in India, and showcase their success to the rest of the world,” Akshay said.


Olivier commented, “India continues to be a strategic market for LinkedIn. While we have come a long way over the past 6 years in the country, we still have a long runway of opportunities to deliver even more compelling experiences and value for our members and clients. Akshay’s successful track record as an entrepreneur, leader and product executive will be a boost to our efforts, as he leads our team to the next stage of growth in India.”


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