– INDIA, New Delhi / SINGAPORE – Singapore-based mobile applications company, U2opia Mobile has announced that Hari V. Krishnan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Japan at LinkedIn, has been appointed to the technology company’s board of directors.
Krishnan, an INSEAD alumnus, comes with a strong record of many years of leading market entry and growth for online companies in Asia. As LinkedIn’s first hire in the Asia Pacific region, he has expertise across APAC and the US in leading businesses through periods of strong monetization growth and customer satisfaction.
In his position on U2opia Mobile’s board, Krishnan’s insight and guidance in building a robust, agile and competitive enterprise sales organization will be key as U2opia Mobile expands its enterprise business. Also, his experience with online consumer businesses in Asia will be valuable as the company introduces its direct to consumer offerings.
Commenting on his new role, Hari Krishnan said, “I’ve enjoyed interacting with the team at U2opia Mobile over the last few months and am inspired by their energy and passion to make a difference. As a young company, its business momentum and desire to deliver to a large addressable base have been impressive. This is thanks to the quality of its founders and investors. I’m excited to contribute to its journey to unlock value for consumers and businesses in the emerging markets.”
“There is a large under-served mass of users in the emerging markets which gets addressed with U2opia Mobile’s Fonetwish platform. Hari’s active guidance and leadership will help us create solutions which are robust and scalable. This will help us expand our enterprise business and serve our customers better,” said Sumesh Menon, co-founder and CEO of U2opia Mobile.
U2opia Mobile is currently catering to 20 million users globally, spread across 40 countries and growing rapidly.
About U2opia Mobile
U2opia Mobile is a mobile technology company that creates made-for-the-world products that connect people with global information resources and with each other, regardless of the device they use or the country they live in. Its products span the entire mobile spectrum, with solutions geared for the simplest of devices, all the way to the smartest. U2opia Mobile is a key enabler in bringing hitherto unconnected users onto the global information network, unlocking immense value for businesses and consumers worldwide.
The company has operations spread over 40 countries, catering to 20 million users and counting, globally, and runs its global operations from its offices in India, Singapore, Dubai and the US. U2opia Mobile is backed by Matrix Partners since 2011, who provide strategic market reach as well as strong financial support.
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