Professional networking platform Linkedin has appointed former CCtalk CEO Lu Jian as head of its China operation with immediate effect, our sister site is reporting. He has been tasked with research and business development at the company.

Lu, a graduate of Dartmouth College, has experience at technology companies in the US and China. He has previously worked for Apple and founded a California-based company supplying digital fingerprinting and identification products and services. Before joining Linkedin, he headed up online teaching platform CCtalk and was a partner at Hujiang.

In his new role, he will work directly under Mohik Shroff, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Engineering.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based technology reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.