LinkedIn appoints India country manager for the second time in 6 months

BENGALURU: LinkedIn, a social network for professionals owned by Microsoft, named Ashutosh Gupta as Country Manager for India, its second such appointment in six months.

Mahesh Narayanan was the country manager for LinkedIn for six months from January to June 2019.

ET is awaiting comment from LinkedIn on Narayanan’s surprise departure.

Gupta, who takes over from September, will report to Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn’s Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region and will join the company’s APAC senior management team.

He will relocate to India from Singapore to assume his new responsibility. In addition to his country manager role, he will continue to lead the LMS Online Sales Organization for APAC and China.

“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,” said Ashutosh Gupta, Country Manager - India, LinkedIn. “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.”