Professional network LinkedIn has enrolled marketing veteran AL Jagannath as head, trade marketing for India.
Jagannath's, with his over 18 years of rich experience in marketing, will drive existing and new initiatives for LinkedIn's marketing solutions and hiring solutions portfolios. As part of LinkedIn India's leadership team, he will be responsible for widening awareness about LinkedIn's array of customized solutions that are available to advertisers and recruiters in the Indian market.
"Being the second-largest member base for LinkedIn, we see tremendous potential for further growing our business in India. We have built a strong and viable platform for the business over the last two and a half years. Our focus moving forward will be to build off this platform and continue to give the best value to our advertisers and recruiters. Jagannath brings invaluable experience in building up large businesses and his addition to the India leadership team will help us accelerate our growth in the market, strengthen our operations, and associate with even more businesses in India," said Hari V Krishnan, country manager, LinkedIn India.
Based out of Bengaluru, Jagannath joins LinkedIn from VMWare, where he was director, marketing for India and Saarc. Prior to VMWare, he worked with Sun Microsystems in India as the general manager, marketing, for their systems and storage business. He also held leadership positions at some of India's largest IT companies like Satyam Computers, Reliance Infocomm, and Mudra Communications. Having worked with these companies, Jagannath comes with holistic experience in business and consumer marketing.