In this newly-created role, Krishnan will focus on leading and accelerating regional business growth initiatives, with country managers and sales enablement teams in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia reporting directly to him, a statement said.
Krishnan is currently the managing director, APAC & Japan at LinkedIn, where he leads more than 1,000 employees across 10 offices to create and deliver value for more than 78 million members and clients.
PropertyGuru Group chief executive officer and co-founder Steve Melhuish noted that being a market leader in three of the four markets PropertyGuru is in, the group continues to grow rapidly.
“I am therefore delighted to welcome such a seasoned executive such as Hari to lead all our business activities regionally. I look forward to working closely with him and our leadership team in taking our business to the next level,” he said.
Set up in 2006 and headquartered in Singapore, PropertyGuru is has more than 11 million property buyers using its site, viewing over 104 million property pages and generating over 500,000 enquiries for real estate developer and agent advertisers every month across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
The group received S$175 million investment, the largest in the technology sector in Southeast Asia this year, to support its innovation, marketing and further expansion in the region.
Krishnan joined LinkedIn as its first employee in Asia in 2009 and was its country manager for India before he was promoted to his current position.
Krishnan brings with him more than 15 years of industry leadership, accelerating brand recognition, revenue growth and monetisation strategies for technology and social media organisations across Asia Pacific.
Prior to LinkedIn, Krishnan led the market entry for two hyper-growth Internet companies into the vibrant Indian market and has worked in leadership positions in companies such as Fox Interactive Media, Yahoo! and Cisco.
He was also the vice president for product management & marketing at Travelguru during the initial rapid growth period for the Indian online travel industry.