LinkedIn has appointed a managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Clifford Rosenberg.

Rosenberg was formerly managing director of Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand. He also holds a role as chairman of Sound Alliance, publishers of and SameSame – among others. Previously Rosenberg was chairman of Clear Light Digital, a Melbourne based digital and online agency. Perhaps a better way of elaborating is to simply direct you to his LinkedIn profile.

On a macro level, Rosenberg will be responsible for growing user subscriptions, advertising sales and enterprise software licensing for the Australia New Zealand market. Shorter-term goals will be focused on user engagement, strategic partnerships, marketing and operations.

 “Given our strong and growing presence in Australia and New Zealand, we’re excited about Cliff joining the team. LinkedIn offers the growing number of digitally connected professionals in Australia powerful tools to network and collaborate.  Establishing our first office in Australia allows us to accelerate our efforts to deliver the best user experience and expand our local partnerships,” said Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn.