- LinkedIn has over 630 million global users and more than 57 million members in India.
- Ashutosh Gupta will replace Mahesh Narayanan, who was the country manager for India for a brief period from January-June 2019.
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, owned by Microsoft Technologies has appointed Ashutosh Gupta as the new country manager for India operations.
Old Horse in Sales
An alumnus of prestigious IIM Lucknow and sales veteran with tonnes of experience in IT & Software Services, according to LinkedIn, Gupta will take charge, in his new role, from 2 September. He has worked with big IT giants such as Infosys, Google, Cognizant and Joined LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions in 2013
He will replace Mahesh Narayanan, who was the country manager for India for a brief period from January-June 2019.
Ashutosh Gupta said in a press statement, “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.”
Gupta will report to Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn’s managing director for the Asia Pacific, and will be a part of the company’s APAC senior management team. He will move to India from Singapore but will continue to lead the LMS Online Sales Organization for APAC and China.
Speaking on Gupta’s new role, Legrand, in a press statement, said “As a sophisticated sales leader who has worked across regions, Gupta is highly skilled at building businesses at scale and evangelizing the value of LinkedIn to members and customers. We look forward to partnering with him to foster the India brand.”
LinkedIn has over 630 million global users and more than 57 million members in India.