LinkedIn has emerged as the largest professional networking platform in the world. With 800 million users, it’s also one of the most powerful social media platforms. That’s a lot of people you could meet! With such a massive number of active users around, connecting with the right people who could add value to your professional network becomes essential.

 We have compiled a list of 10 must-have influencers on LinkedIn in India whom everyone must follow in 2021.

1. Rahul Subramanian

Rahul Subramanian is amongst the top names when it comes to the standing up comedy circuits in India. Rahul takes absolute pleasure in talking about nuances and experiences from his professional career and making people laugh about it. In the last few years, Rahul has emerged as one of the most followed influencers on LinkedIn in India for his posts that bring a big laugh to the readers’ faces. And of course, in this fast-paced world, Isn’t it essential that sometimes we step back, reflect and probably laugh at our frivolities.

 2. Kunal Shah

Founder CRED, Freecharge and more. Mr Shah is revered as one of the brightest minds of the Indian start-up ecosystem. Many people look forward to his thoughts regarding work, quality of life, and various aspects of marketing. If you are looking to get inspired to take on a start-up journey, want to different marketing aspects of marketing or wish to understand how to manage work and life, he is a must-have connection you must follow.

3. Santosh Desai

An IIM-A Alumni, respectable corporate leader and published author, Mr Desai is a big name in the market for his knowledge and expertise in the marketing domain. He has been regarded as one of the most influential marketing personalities in the Marketing ecosystem.

4. Akshat Shrivastava

  Co-founder, Cases Over Coffee. An ex-BCG/Dalberg/INSEAD Management Consultant.Akshat is a passionate teacher who talks about investment, career and money. He has recently started his youtube channel where he talks about various case studies and ideas around assets.

5. Kanika Kulshreshtha

Job-search strategist and Corporate-productivity coach who is also regarded as one of the fastest-growing influencers on LinkedIn, Kanika is one of the biggest names for finding a job. She has shared more than 10,000 job opportunities in less than a year and has helped job seekers connect directly with hiring managers. She has eased up the process of finding jobs through LinkedIn for millions of job seekers around the country. In less than a year of being active on LinkedIn, Ms Kulshreshtha has become a go-to person for thousands of job seekers around the country so, if you’re looking for a new job or job change, then she is a Must-Have connection whom you must follow.

6. Mahesh Murthy

Known for assisting the launch of great brands like, several budding start-ups, and hundreds of brands, Mr Murthy is an eminent marketer, investor, and entrepreneur. He is well known for his unapologetic opinions on the market worldly affairs. He is an inspiration with a pool of knowledge to offer to all the market geeks who are starting their careers.

7. Shradha Sharma

Founder, Yourstory Media. An Alumni of St Stephen’s College, she is undoubtedly one of the most respectable female entrepreneurs in the country. Through her extraordinary sense of writing, she inspires millions of readers daily where she talks about faith and belief, which serve as the key to success. If you want to start your day with something to be inspired about, then she is the one.

8. Subhash Chandra,

LinkedIn Top Voice 2018, Founder crowdwisdom360.If you are a follower of daily politics, then Subhash is a must-follow profile on LinkedIn. He passionately talks about politics, particularly national and state elections, and the magic lies in the fact that he crowdsources his thoughts. So if you have that bent and want to talk about politics, then he is your guy.

9. Vani Kola

Kalaari Capital is India’s leading early-stage venture capital firm, and Vani Kola is the founder and managing director. She has a lot of experience in her field and is well-liked by her peers worldwide. Given the significant impact she has had on the industry, she is easily one of the most successful women entrepreneurs of the era.

10. Gauri Das

An Engineer turned HR professional with a keen interest in Psychology. Gauri Das is a strategic HR leader with 15+ years of experience crafting and aligning HR strategy with business goals. She supports business leaders and individuals in driving performance and improving capabilities.

Happy Networking 

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