Indonesia is the largest LinkedIn’s member base in Southeast Asia
Jakarta, 10 August 2016 – LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the internet, today celebrated crossing the 100-million member mark in the Asia Pacific region (APAC), a doubling of its member base in two years. The region now represents 22 percent of LinkedIn’s global member base of over 450 million.
With 37 million members, India retains its spot as the second-largest market in member base terms, after the US, and the largest market in APAC. China currently accounts for more than 23 million members, while Australia has 8 million members.
Prominent thought leaders are also on the platform as LinkedIn Influencers, to give inspiration for professional to grow. Some of the LinkedIn Influencers are Tony Fernandes (Group CEO, AirAsia), Piyush Gupta (Group CEO, DBS Bank), Hiroshi Mikitani (CEO, Rakuten Inc.), Andrew Penn (CEO, Telstra), Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon) and Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India).
“The rapid pace at which we doubled our member base from 50 to 100 million members makes this milestone even more special. It also reflects a growing understanding of the economic value of personal branding and a global professional network. At this scale, LinkedIn is in an even stronger position to help members connect to economic opportunity, whether it’s a new job, a promotion or other business opportunities,” said Olivier Legrand, Managing Director, LinkedIn Asia Pacific and Japan.”
In the Southeast Asia region, the member base is also growing, doubled in two years since 2014, and has now reached more than 18 million members. Indonesia is the largest LinkedIn’s member base in the region with more than 6 million members, followed by 4 million in the Philippines, 3 million in Malaysia, and 1 million in Singapore.
Legrand added, “With 40 percent or 280 million of the world’s professionals living and working in Asia Pacific, there’s still plenty of runway for us to grow. Indonesia boasts a young and digitally engaged population and in fact, students and young professionals represent the fastest growing demographic on LinkedIn. As the Asia Pacific continues to gain momentum as a key economic driver, we can’t wait to see our members become even more successful and extend their influence across the world.”