LinkedIn has named Ashutosh Gupta as Country Manager for India, effective from 2nd September, 2019. In addition to his country manager role, he will continue to lead the LMS Online Sales Organization for APAC and China.
Gupta has been associated with the U.S-based firm since 2013. In his first role at the firm he led LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions (LMS) in India, where he scaled the enterprise business. Then later in 2016, he moved to Singapore to build LMS’s Online Sales Organisation (OSO) for Asia Pacific and China.
Now as he takes on the role of India’s head, he will relocate to India from Singapore to assume his new responsibility.
Gupta will report to Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn’s Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region, who believes that Gupta’s strong understanding of the company’s business, his seasoned leadership experience, and deep market experience will drive forward the right strategic plans for India.
“As a sophisticated sales leader who has worked across regions, Ashutosh is highly skilled at building businesses at scale and evangelising the value of LinkedIn to members and customers. We look forward to partnering with him to foster the India brand,” said Legrand.
Gupta is also excited and humbled to take on the role of Country Manager to drive LinkedIn India into its new decade.
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“India is a strategic market for LinkedIn, and its developing economy and dynamic jobs market is ripe with opportunity for LinkedIn to add value for our members and customers. I also look forward to forging deeper government relationships to inform policy making with actionable data on jobs and skills, and make LinkedIn an integral part of the national agenda,” shared Gupta.
Currently, LinkedIn has more than 630 million members and has offices around the world. But India as Gupta also mentioned is one of the most crucial markets for the firm. How he sets LinkedIn towards its next phase in India and drives the firm’s growth in the country will determine the future of the online professional networking company.