LinkedIn, the world's largest professional networking website, has reached a milestone in Hong Kong, where it has now counts more than one million registered members. "As one of the world’s key financial and trading centres, Hong Kong has an important role to play in the exchange of potential economic opportunities. We at LinkedIn strive to facilitate this exchange by empowering our members," Hari Krishnan, the managing director at LinkedIn operations in the Asia-Pacific and Japan, said on Wednesday. Mountain View, California-based LinkedIn launched its office in Hong Kong on April 24, 2012, the firm's ninth in Asia, to support what was then around 500,000 users in the city. The social network, which has more than 347 million members worldwide, has about 64 million members across the region, including more than eight million members in mainland China and about 28 million in India. With about 70 of the world's top-100 banks located in Hong Kong, Krishnan pointed out that "financial reporting" and "budgets" are among the seven most-endorsed skills by Hong Kong professionals on LinkedIn. The financial sector also has the most-followed company pages on LinkedIn in Hong Kong. Six of the top-10 profile pages in the network are those of HSBC, JP Morgan, Standard Chartered Bank, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. New York-traded LinkedIn last month reported a 45 per cent increase in total global revenue to US$2.22 billion last year, up from US$1.53 billion in 2013.