Started in the year 2003 LinkedIn mainly focuses on networking professionals around the universe. By the end of June 2015, 380 million internet users have had joined the platform. While the US remains the largest country by user count on LinkedIn, India follows closely at second position with more than 31 million users. To understand which are the most popular personalities in the professional network, recently, LinkedIn had published a report on the most viewed professionals on LinkedIn in India for 2015. The concept was derived from the thought of leadership like what makes a good leader, how people can aspire to become one, and so on.
Though India is celebrating its 69th Independence Day on August 15th, LinkedIn had a thought of analyzing the number of visits the Indian professionals are gaining. It figured out three key success factors of India’s success and transformation; Visionary Leadership, Innovation, and a spirit of Entrepreneurship. By keeping these factors in mind, they released the LinkedIn Power Profiles 2015 in India. The categorization of the professionals falls under various industries like Internet, Technology, Finance, Human Resources, Telecommunications, and Marketing & Advertising. A kernel point that would connect these professionals is their ability to invest in the most appropriate qualities and skills.
While learning the stories of these outstanding professionals, we shall have an insight to the factors they can teach us. First, let us analyze what Visionary Leadership is; Prime Minister Narendra Modi topped the list of Power CEO Profiles. He had the vision of driving India forward through his aspiring leadership skills. His plan for Digital India is capable enough of inspiring the dreams of billion people of a country. Narendra Modi enjoys his position of earning 1 million followers on LinkedIn on the list of top viewed CEOs in India.
While explaining Innovation, Kumud Srinivasan, President Intel India, emerged as a transformation leader on LInkedIn. She who believes in personal transformation played a foremost role in innovating at world;s largest chip manufacturing company Intel in India.
By 2020, India will turn up to be the youngest country in the world with a maximum number of young professionals to lead it. The Entrepreneurial spirit among the students and the young professionals who have just started their career manage through LinkedIn and sell themselves to gather fund for their SMEs and reach the whole wide network for building the right track to a successful career. The spirit they possess helps India’s in future to grab the challenges of the emerging markets.
At Dazeinfo, we would be keen in finding out the exceptional professionals of India from the Internet, Technology, Marketing & Advertising sectors. In addition, it was never a surprise to find the names of Powerful CEOs and Students because they equally deserve the recognition as they have more to say through their social and professional channels.
Besides Narendra Modi, Rajan Anandan – MD, Google India, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – CMD, Biocon Limited and Kirtiga Reddy – MD, Facebook India, Kunal Bahl – CEO, Snapdeal.com made to the list of Power Profiles of CEO in India 2015. It is, however, quite surprising to see that few other eminent CEOs especially Sachin Bansal, CEO – Flipkart failed to make to the list.
It is quite obvious to see names like Umang Bedi, MD – South Asia at Adobe and Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder – One97 & Paytm in the list of Power Profiles in India from Technology Industry. Along with them, there are few people from startup community who marked their presence on the LinkedIn and appeared on the list. Bipin Preet Singh, Founder & CEO – MobiKwik and Harsha Kumar, AVP – OlaCabs were recognized as equally powerful profiles to appear in the list.
The world of Internet in India is flourishing with the names of Startups Entrepreneurs, and the same is quite visible from the list of Powerful Profiles in India from Internet Industry. Besides seasoned professionals such as Amit Deshpande, Director – Amazon.com, and Gurmit Singh, MD – Yahoo! India, Shraddha Sharma, Vikram Chopra, Sameer Parwani, Sabina Chopra, Aloke Bajpai and Sumit Jain created enough of buzz in 2015 to earn a place in the list.
But the list is not limited to only seasoned professionals and successful entrepreneurs. LinkedIn also identified those students who were viewed most on LinkedIn in 2015. 4 out of 9 students, Kanchan Bhakoo, Puja Das, Pritika Anand and Pratiksha Dake, belong to Indian School of Business. 2 from IIM Ahmedabad, 1 from IIT, 1 from BITS Pilani and 1 from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore made to the list of Power Profiles in India from Student category.
How well you can portray yourself is where your success lies. If you can describe yourself and make them Power Profiles like these professionals, it could be your first step towards professionalism. Market yourself; grab the attention- the one driving force of business is that your voice should be heard always. You should be in the competitive market to win the race. Gear up for a powerful career through your ‘power packed’ profiles filled with passion.