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Microsoft-owned LinkedIn India head Ashutosh Gupta quits after 11 years

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LinkedIn India head Ashutosh Gupta quits

LinkedIn India head Ashutosh Gupta quits

Ashutosh Gupta, who leads LinkedIn in India and online sales in the APAC region, will leave at the end of April. Gupta, who has been working for 11 years, plans to take a break from his career.

Achievements under Gupta's leadership

During his time at LinkedIn, Gupta has been instrumental in achieving several key milestones for the company in India. Notably, under his leadership, LinkedIn launched support for the Hindi language, making it the platform's first Indian language rollout. 

The move was aimed at unlocking greater value for its members. Furthermore, the member base in India soared past the 100 million mark, underscoring the platform's growing relevance among professionals. Gupta's tenure also saw a substantial expansion of the Marketing Solutions business, enabling marketers to fully leverage the platform's potential.


LinkedIn's future in India

LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft, has grown significantly in India, making it the second-largest market after the United States, with about 120 million members.

The company reported over $15 billion in revenue for fiscal 2023. With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), LinkedIn aims to impact more than half of the jobs in India, as the country shows a growing embrace of AI skills, with Indians using AI skills three times more than the global average.

Gupta's professional journey 

Before his role as Country Manager, Gupta joined LinkedIn in 2013 as the India country lead for the company's marketing solutions business. He later moved to Singapore to build the firm's online sales organization for the Asia Pacific region in 2016, before returning to India in 2019 to assume his most recent role.

Prior to LinkedIn, he worked for tech giants like Google and Cognizant and is a member of TiE and the Delhi State Council.

“We thank Ashutosh for his decade of dedicated service and wish him all the best for the future. As we continue to grow and scale our business in this strategic market, our APAC and India leadership teams will lean in as we finalize the appointment of a new country manager for India,” the company said.