LinkedIn's Chinese sector has officially announced the appointment of a new company president, Jian Lu, effective immediately. He will be replacing interim president Francis Tsang - Head of International Engineering - who held the position for the prior ten months. Lu's new presidential responsibilities will include overseeing Chinese business and R&D, and will be reporting to Senior Vice President & Global Head of Engineering, Mohak Shroff.
Previously a partner of Hujiang EdTech, the Chinese online education platform, and CEO of the Hujiang subsidiary CCtalk, he also spent time at Apple and 360 Video and Shanda Interactive Entertainment.
“Building a massively scalable social platform requires technical know-how, as well as business acumen. Jian has a unique balance of both, coupled with a passion for LinkedIn's mission and a track record of building great teams,” said Shroff. “I'm very excited to have him leading our efforts in China, to connect every Chinese professional with economic opportunity and help them be more productive and successful.”
According to LinkedIn statistics, LinkedIn China reached 39 million members at the cusp of December 2017 - over eight times the amount of users recorded when LinkedIn first hit the Chinese web back in 2014.
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