LinkedIn President of China Derek Shen Steps Down

His role will be filled on an interim basis by head of international engineering Francis Tang

LinkedIn president of China Derek Shen has left the professional network.

LinkedIn confirmed Shen’s departure to Jon Russell of TechCrunch, saying that his role will be filled on an interim basis by head of international engineering Francis Tang.

The professional network provided the following statement to Russell:

(Derek) has transformed the business from a startup into a viable business in a position of strength and creating economic opportunity for millions of professionals and companies.

Looking ahead, LinkedIn remains excited about its prospects in China and the fulfillment of its mission and vision. In order to build on our initial success, LinkedIn will continue to ensure that its China business operates with the autonomy it needs to create great local product experiences, and is also set up to leverage the scale and expertise more effectively in the APAC region and globally.

Image courtesy of Derek Shen’s LinkedIn profile.