|Arvind Rajan is Managing Director & Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, LinkedIn. In his present role, Arvind manages the operations for Asia Pacific and is fronting the set-up of LinkedIn in the region, which includes Singapore. Since joining LinkedIn in 2008, Arvind has played a strong leadership role in leading the company’s initiatives and efforts in markets outside the United States and Europe.
Arvind has held executive-level positions in a variety of industries such as electric transportation, wireless data networks and Internet startups. His knowledge and experience runs the whole spectrum of skill sets including management, business development, marketing, public affairs and government relations.
Prior to joining LinkedIn, Arvind co-founded Grassroots Enterprise, an interactive public affairs firm where he developed pioneering online grassroots marketing and influencer programs for Fortune 500 companies, national non-profit organizations and government agencies. He spent nine years with the firm, where he progressively served as Vice President of Business Development, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and then Chairman, before it was acquired by Edelman Public Relations.
Arvind began his career with the Boston Consulting Group and has also held roles in companies such as Solectria Corporation, CellNet Data Systems and BCN Data Systems.