Singapore will serve as the Asia-Pacific region headquarters for LinkedIn, and its new office there will be led by managing director and vice president, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Arvind Rajan.
The professional networking site has more than 18 million members in the region, and the Singapore office will also support Australia and India when it opens later in 2011.
LinkedIn said visitors to its site from the region jumped 132 percent in March 2011 compared with March 2010.
LinkedIn is a truly global network. We understand that to be a worldwide network for professionals, you need to be local and relevant to them at home. Singapore is a hub for talent, and we are establishing our regional headquarters here to serve as a gateway to the rest of the region, to enhance local market understanding, and to develop further strategic relationships.
These are exciting times for LinkedIn. Our membership across Asia-Pacific is being driven by professionals using LinkedIn to network, build their online brand, gain insights from the community, and find new career or business opportunities. We intend to focus our efforts on delivering the best product experience for our members in their careers, the brand marketers who want to reach them, and the recruiters who are looking to hire the best talent.