LinkedIn appoints Ashutosh Gupta as country manager for India

The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking website for people in professional occupations, is pictured in Mountain View, California February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files

Microsoft-owned social networking site for professionals, LinkedIn, has appointed Ashutosh Gupta as the new country manager for India operations.

A sales veteran with two decades of experience in IT & Software Services, according to LinkedIn, Gupta will take charge, in his new role, from 2 September. He has worked with Google, Cognizant, and Infosys and joined LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions (LMS) in 2013.

Gupta will replace Mahesh Narayanan, who was the country manager for India for brief period from January-June 2019.

“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,” said Gupta in a press statement.

Gupta will report to Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn’s managing director for 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 evangelising 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.