The appointment is effective from January 7, 2019 and Narayanan will report to Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn’s managing director for the Asia Pacific (APAC).
LinkedIn, professional network from Microsoft today announced the appointment of Mahesh Narayanan as country manager for India. The appointment is effective from January 7, 2019.
Narayanan brings with him over two decades of experience in building and growing digital businesses in South Asia. He has previously spearheaded the digital transformation and market-entry strategies for a host of digital businesses such as Saavn, Sociomantic Labs, Google, and AdMob.
He will report to Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn’s managing director for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and will join the company’s Asia Pacific senior management team.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to further LinkedIn's vision and mission in an important market that is rapidly digitizing. LinkedIn has created a meaningful impact on the professional lives of millions of people, myself included, and I am excited to work with the team to deliver even more value to members and customers,” Narayanan says.
Comment on the appointment Olivier Legrand says, “India continues to be a strategic market for LinkedIn, and we are pleased to have Mahesh join our team to take our business to its next growth chapter. As we continue to invest in the market, Mahesh’s strong track record in leading growth businesses and his deep market experience will bolster our efforts in India.”
LinkedIn’s user base in India has grown from 3.4 million members in November 2009 to more than 53 million members in July 2018.