Lynk Appoints James Lin as CTO and LinkedIn’s Xin Fu as Advisor

Lynk, the global knowledge sharing platform, announced the executive appointment of James Lin as Chief Technology Officer.

He will lead technology innovation and product development, and be responsible for building a global, world class technology product, and data team to meet growing customer demand and support rapid business expansion.

With a Ph.D from MIT, Lin’s prior roles include CTO at Regulatory DataCorp (RDC), a risk diligence company for Anti Money Laundering (AML)/Know Your Customer (KYC), founded by 20 of the world’s leading financial institutions. He joined RDC in 2010 when it became a portfolio company of Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs, and spearheaded technology innovations to transform RDC into a leading RegTech company. His instrumental contribution helped put RDC on the map as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Prior to RDC, Lin was CIO for Forbes internet business. He built a central adtech platform for all Forbes Digital businesses, which together attracted over 40 million unique visitors monthly. Previously, he managed financial services investment information solutions, holding senior positions with Standard & Poor’s, Merrill Lynch, and Clearbook Financial.

“Lin has an outstanding professional track record and his experience with RDC makes him uniquely qualified to lead Lynk’s product and technology development into the future,” said Peggy Choi, Founder and CEO of Lynk. “Throughout his career, Lin established himself as a respected leader, becoming the ideal person to take Lynk forward with transformative solutions. This expansion of our leadership team solidifies and strengthens our path forward.”

“I couldn’t imagine a more exciting time to join Lynk,” said Lin. “The Company is entering into a new stage of growth and innovation driven by strong global demand for high-tech, high-touch services. I look forward to working with the team building the revolutionary platform and delivering transformative solutions to enable knowledge sharing at scale, connecting the world’s greatest minds, and democratizing access to knowledge.”

Alongside Lin, Lynk also appointed an advisor, Xin Fu, Senior Director of Data Science at LinkedIn. His current role sees him driving product innovations through creative use of data and development of analytics platforms that democratize the data. Fu will provide similar guidance to Lynk. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Fu worked at Google and Microsoft, he has also authored over 50 refereed papers and journal articles. Fu holds a Ph.D in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of North Carolina, and is currently an advisor to Didi Chuxing in China.

“Lynk’s growth over the past 6 months is outstanding and not slowing down, they have almost doubled the New York team, the Mumbai team, and the tech team in Hong Kong, there is immense potential for Lynk, expanding globally to achieve their vision.” shared Fu. “What I can bring to Lynk will be advice through application of data science and, how to fundamentally help Lynk grow.”

Furthermore, Chandra Gnanasambandam, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and a Lynk advisor, shares his perspective on the knowledge sector.

“Knowledge networks are increasingly relevant as the speed of business accelerates and decisions grow more complex.”

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