17 February 2014

LinkedIn crosses 50 million mark in Asia Pacific region, over a million members in Singapore

LinkedIn, the online professional network, announced February 12 that it has crossed the 50 million mark for membership in the Asia Pacific region, against over 277 million members globally. Singapore now has over a million members; the more members there are, the more likely the network is to attract others who could create synergy for your career. In Southeast Asia, the number of members jumped more than 50% in 2013 to exceed 9 million.

“We still have much to do in terms of connecting all professionals around the world. Accordingly, we are looking to introduce more features to deliver even more value to our members and customers,” commented Hari Krishnan, MD of LinkedIn Asia Pacific and Japan.

When LinkedIn opened its regional centre in Singapore in May 2011, it had a third of the regional members it has now. Since 2011, LinkedIn has also added six Asian languages to its offerings to offer a more localised experience for members in these markets. Asia-based influencers introduced include Tony Fernandes (Group CEO, AirAsia), David Thodey (CEO & Executive Director, Telstra), Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon) and Nobuyuki Idei (Founder & CEO, Quantum Leaps, and Former Chairman & CEO, Sony).

“Whether it’s expanding professional connections, tapping critical talent or marketing and selling to this influential audience, we’re excited to be able to help connect the dots and create economic opportunities for everyone,” Krishnan continued.