Social media network LinkedIn India today announced the appointment of Akshay Kothari as country manager.
Akshay will report to Olivier Legrand, managing director for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, LinkedIn.
LinkedIn in 2013 acquired Pulse, a company co-founded by Akshay. Based out of LinkedIn’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, he boosted the number of members publishing on LinkedIn from 1,000 to 2 million in the last two years.
India has the second largest base of LinkedIn members globally, after the USA. Over the past 6 years, the member base in India saw a ten-fold increase – translating to a compound annual growth rate of 46 percent — to more than 33 million.
An Indian national, Akshay has lived and worked in the US for the past 12 years, primarily in California.