New Delhi: Professional networking platform LinkedIn appointed Akshay Kothari as Country Manager for India, with immediate effect.

India has one of the largest user base for LinkedIn, which has more than 400 million members globally. Kothari replaces Nishant Rao, who quit the company in October last year to join cloud-based customer support software firm Freshdesk as its Chief Operating Officer.

Kothari will report to Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn’s Managing Director for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, and join the company’s APAC senior management team, LinkedIn said. He joined LinkedIn in 2013 when Pulse, the company he co-founded and was CEO for almost 3 years, was acquired by LinkedIn.

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