According to Hootsuite, there are 61 million senior-level business influencers on LinkedIn, and the number is increasing day after another. There's a league of budding influencers, industry experts, and thought leaders directing the course of industries, innovations, organizational functions, and technology.
We've curated a list of Top 30 LinkedIn Influencers who are making an impact on the business world and have a lot to bring to your table. Follow them to keep an eye on tech & industry trends, business insights, and much more.
30 Most Followed LinkedIn Influencers; are they on your feed?
Cory is an influencer, podcaster, the chief connection officer at Coryconnects, lead partner (North America) for InfluencerActive, and advisor to Aviato. His area of interest includes web3, blockchain, DAOs, crypto, quantum computing, and all bleeding-edge potentially disruptive tech. Cory is also involved with the Founder Institute as an entrepreneur in residence (EIR) and global general manager at inf4mation.
Jorge is an entrepreneur, marketer, producer, investor, influencer, content creator, the founding CEO of Fluence Spain, and co-founder and marketing director of Flyt!. Jorge’s #MillennialMovement publication has caught the attention of the marketing world & large entrepreneurs where he promotes new ways of doing business. Entrepreneur magazine has named him as one of the Top 10 social media marketing geniuses and Bloomberg has named him as the most influential person (Spanish-speaking) in the world.
Shayamala is a mother, wife, keynote speaker, author, and self-driven evangelist for UX and voice technology. She’s the senior software product manager at NVIDIA, and the founder of Digital Assistant Academy. Her years of experience include working and designing AI tech for mobiles, web, desktop, voice interfaces for connected home experience, automotive, wearables, and Smart TV interfaces. Shayamala is the author of Emotionally Engaged Digital Assistant and Close calls, and bags patents for CM Widget and Mobile Ad SDK.
Ahmad is the ambassador, presenter, and host of Success Resources Australia. He’s an influencer coach, marketer, and strategist, who works around with CEOs, executives, and founders to help them create a personal brand and representation in the business world. Ahmad is also the ambassador to the royal office of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al-Qassimi (U.A.E), global ambassador for the World Innovation Alliance, and co-host for Level Up TV. He was named as Top 10 influencers to follow in 2021 by Influencive Magazine last year.
Nancy is the former founder & CEO of Crisis Text Line and Loris.ai, and the former CEO of Do Something. She has more than 30 publications in her name, talking about mental health, the use of data for social change, and AI & tech. She’s an innovator with expertise in start-up brand development and marketing, cause-related marketing, for-profit revenue streams, governance, teen marketing, and technology. Nancy also has a track record of building successful business networks and organizations.
David is a Silicon Valley-based serial entrepreneur, Co-founder of Yva.ai, Founder at ABBYY, member of Band of Angels, and advisory board member at HR.com. He is a globally recognized thought leader, speaker, and advisor in the areas of AI, Neural Networks, People Analytics, 360 surveys, ONA, HR metrics, workforce analytics, performance management, and organizational change. also a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and corporate events and author of numerous patents and scientific publications.
Claire is an angel investor, venture capitalist, writer, business advisor, keynote speaker & bestselling author of 9 books including One Minute Mentoring, Social Media Success for Every Brand, and Twitter for Good. Claire is currently an angel investor and venture capital scout for Kleiner Perkins focused on Latin America and the USA, and the former co-founder of Hope Runs, a non-profit organization operating in AIDS orphanages. Wired magazine once called her "The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter" and Claire has also been named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company.
John is the SVP for Everbridge, board member of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, technologist, product experience leader, influencer, and an MIT graduate. He is passionate about digital transformation, computational design, and ESG. John is also the former MIT Media Lab data visualization research director, Sonos and Wieden+Kennedy board of directors, and chief experience officer, Rhode Island School of Design CEO and president. He has written five books including a gentle intro to AI/ML "How To Speak Machine" and the tech bestseller of 2006 "Laws of Simplicity."
John is a respected organizational psychologist, best-selling New York Times author, sought-after public speaker, executive coach, and CEO of APS Intelligence Ltd. He's also a chartered scientist, a chartered fellow of the CIPD, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. He is a non-executive director of a £2.4bn healthcare organization, in addition to being a board advisor for several FTSE100 organizations in the financial, legal, and professional services, technology, publishing, engineering, and retail sectors. John has been recognized as one of HR’s most influential thinkers by HR Magazine.
Jana is the founder, B.EST Solutions Estonia, and B.EST Solutions Azerbaijan, partner at Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan, head of Mobile-ID project consortium, and UNNExT' Expert in the UN Network of Experts. She is an accomplished visionary in e-Government as well as in digital identity and e-signature technology. Her professional experience includes a role as an advisor in the office for two consecutive Presidents of the Republic of Estonia. She is recognized as the Top 100 influencers in digital identity worldwide and also the Co-chair member at Global Alliance for National Mobile Identities.
Germaine is the chairman and CEO of Moody Capital Partners, a founding member of The National Black Media and Press Association, and founder and CEO for Shop Atlanta Network. He is one of the most connected professionals in the world, with colleagues and business allies in all 195 countries and territories. He is a global networking event pioneer and recognized 3x by BizBash Magazine Reader's Choice Awards amongst the top event producers worldwide. Germaine is also the author of “50 Seeds of Greatness” and “5 Rules For Networking With Millionaires & Billionaires”.
Catherine is a jack and master of a whole lot of things, from business to social media, from drawing and painting to traveling, from blogging to technology and the list goes on and on.
She’s currently the director of an employer brand for Elesvier and has experience in extensive leadership, business, and general management experience in the publishing industry. She is the Founder of Catherine's Career Corner a free career management site and her specialties include subjects like employer branding, change management, publishing, fine arts, bookwork, career management, web design & management, illustrations, and social media.
Stephen is a keynote speaker, global advisor, the founding managing general partner at REDDS Capital, founder chair of Outreach ITU ACM XPRIZE AI for good Global Summit, founding chairman of the technology advisory council at FinTech Ideas Festival. With over 300 senior executive roles, global awards, and recognitions. Stephen Ibaraki is a multiple award-winning educator, researcher, speaker, writer, serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and investor. Stephen’s specialties include business & strategic planning, business development, strategic relations, and due diligence.
Gretchen Rubin is the #1 New York Times international bestselling author. Her books have sold over 3.5 million copies and have been published in more than thirty languages. She’s a graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and winner of the Edgar M. Cullen Prize. She's a renowned blog writer, who writes reports on her daily adventures in the pursuit of happiness. Her work inspires millions, Rubin has emerged as one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness.
James is the chairman of Recruitment Entrepreneur, founder of Hamilton Bradshaw Group, and investor with Ignata Group. He is passionate about building businesses and backing talented people and specializes in business start-ups, investment, SMEs, private equity, portfolio management, mentorship, acquisitions, and buy-outs. He’s also the chairman of Start-Up Loans which helps the government to drive an initiative to provide start-up loans to young people across the UK and the panel member of heavyweight investors for BBC’s Dragons' Den in 2007.
Hannah is a job search strategist, a speaker & trainer, Co-founder of Career Navigator LLC, offering one-on-one strategy sessions to jobseekers. Her books include - "The Infographic Resume" and co-authored “Social Networking for Business Success: How To Turn Your Ideas Into Income”. Her works have been recognized as one of LinkedIn's top voices in job search and career in 2019, featuring on USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, AOL Jobs, Business Insider, and many other media outlets.
Bryan is an influencer, digital coach, customer intelligence & success expert, the CEO and Co-founder of Complete CSM, and former global VP for customer success and services at Trifacta. He’s an customer success enthusiast who’s helping CSM teams add NPS like Sentiment from the conversations they are already having with their customers.
Dorie is a Duke & Columbia business professor, WSJ bestselling author, communication coach, and named under Top 50 business thinker in the World. She’s a strategy consultant worked with clients including Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Fidelity, Yale University, the IMF, and the World Bank. Her book "Entrepreneurial You," is names as one of the most important business books of the year by Inc. magazine and one of the Top 5 books of the year by Forbes. She hosts LinkedIn live interview program for Newsweek. She’s a Member of Marshall Goldsmith's MG100 program bringing in top executive coaches and is an angel investor.
Fabio is the former vice president and head of BU telecom at Capgemini, he was the consulting head at Microsoft and has 20+ years of experience. He is a frequent speaker on business technology conferences and TEDx. His area of expertise includes artificial intelligence, digital platforms, lean operations & blockchain innovation. He is regarded as one of the top worldwide influencers on artificial intelligence. He holds an MSc in engineering and an M-Mba from McKinsey.
Simon Sinek is the founder of Simon Sinek Inc. and an unshakable optimist. He is a bestselling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together Is Better, Find Your Why, and The Infinite Game. He is best known for popularising the concept of WHY in his most watched talks of all time on TED.com, with 37+ million views.
He is a visionary, his vision has helped shape people, businesses and create a better world. His passion for people and business has gained him remarkable success and inspired millions globally.
Ann is a digital marketing & content expert, a speaker, author and member of the LinkedIn influencer program. She is the chief content officer of MarketingProfs, a pioneer in digital marketing, and the co-founder of ClickZ.com. She has been cited in Forbes as the most influential woman in social media and recognised by Forbes Woman as one of the top 20 women bloggers.
Sean is a Forbes social media influencer, Web3 researcher, digital marketer, AI specialist, keynote speaker, executive board member of the World Innovation and Change Management Institute. He is the co-founder of the pioneering, huffington post "Twitter Powerhouses Series". His vision includes a more connected planet with responsible solutions. He has been on Forbes' #1 Social Media Power Influencer in 2013 and is also a board member and AI consultant for the U.S.-based resourceful nonprofit. He has spoken in conferences across 3 continents and is recognised as one of the world's top marketers, A.I. specialists, and social good advocates.
Jeff is the founder at Jeffbullas.com Pty Ltd and and Host of "The Jeff Bullas Show Podcast". He is a digital entrepreneur, marketing blogger, keynote speaker and a digital strategist. He's on a mission to "Inspire and educate entrepreneurs to grow their business in a digital world”.
He is an advisor for Kryptobits Blockchain Banking. Jeff is ranked as World's #1 business blogger - 2015, #1 Global "Digital Marketing Influencer" - 2016, TOP 10 influencer of CMO's globally - 2017.
Ashley is the founder of China-focused digital marketing agency ALARICE (alarice.com.hk), China digital consultancy CHOZAN (chozan.co), FIRE self-development program for professionals and entrepreneurs (firebyashley.com). She has spoken at over 300 events across the globe for companies such as Coca Cola, BMW, Disney etc. She has been named as LinkedIn Top Voice in Marketing, Young Business Leader Of The Year 2021 by IPWS, Women Leadership Award, Asia's Top 25 innovator by the Holmes Report, and campaign Asia’s 30 women to watch in Greater China 2022.
Nigel Quadros is an internationally recognised entrepreneur and digital marketing evangelist who provides his expertise as a consultant for some of the biggest companies in India and the GCC region. He founded AndroGuru.com and has helped enable India’s largest Android community to dabble in YouTube videos, creating ace digital marketing strategies for top Fortune 500 companies. His mission is to help bloggers and businesses build real brands and scale up their revenues. His awards include Goa's Top 50 Most Influential People of 2020.
Rita J King
Rita is an EVP for Business Development at Science House & co-founder of Model Meetings. She’s delivered keynotes for fortune 500 companies. Her work has been featured on major media outlets globally such as The New York Times, Psychology Today, Al- Jazeera, CNN etc. She's invented novel story architecture and characters for major TV projects and has also served as a futurist at NASA Langley's think tank, the National Institute for Aerospace.
Adam is recognised as Wharton's top-rated professor, and one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers. He is a Harvard Graduate and has featured in Fortune's 40 under 40. He is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and 4 of his other books have sold millions of copies. Adam is also the host of 'WorkLife', a TED original podcast. His Ted talks have crossed 30 million views on YouTube.
Suchi is a prominent influencer on LinkedIn with around 169,000 follower. Her amazing presence on LinkedIn helps product/business and services grow. She is also a laughter, manifestation and Ikigai coach and get hired for coaching organisational teams on how to use LinkedIn for promoting their business, how to find Ikigai and how to manage stress.
André Santos is a LinkedIn Top Voice, LinkedIn Creator and iBest 20+ Influencers. He writes to 320k followers on LinkedIn on topics like social selling, sales, employer branding and personal branding. In 20 years of his career he has trained/mentored 19 thousand people in sales, LinkedIn, Sales Navigator, social selling, personal branding and employer branding across 10 countries. He has created "LinkedIn for Social Selling & Personal Branding", and has over 200+ clients in 10 countries, including: Abbott, Argo Seguros, Atento, Coca-Cola etc.
Shipa Dureja Puri
Shilpa is the marketing director of Samsung electronics, India and the former marketing director of Microsoft. She’s a modern marketing enthusiast and a digital transformational leader with 21 years of digital marketing & strategy experience spanning across multiple industries and has worked across both client and agency-side businesses. She’s a member of Steering Committee and a board member for the 'Women in Technology' initiative set up by the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP).
Whom did we miss?
It's fantastic that so much knowledge and enthusiasm are being shared on various platforms!
There are undoubtedly many more experts to learn from, but this is, in our opinion, the bare minimum of influencers to get you started in the right direction. If we missed anyone important who you follow and worship, please let us know and we will reach out to them.
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