Vidya Ramnath has been with the firm for over 24-years
Emerson has appointed Vidya Ramnath as the new president of its Automation Solutions business in the Middle East and Africa.
In her new role, Ramnath will be based at Emerson’s Middle East headquarters in Dubai.
A 24-year Emerson veteran, Ramnath was most recently VP for Emerson’s measurement and analytical business in Asia Pacific. She began her career at Emerson in business unit operations and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in a variety of functions.
“Ramnath’s customer-centric leadership style, breadth of experience, and collaborative strategies make her perfect for the role. We look forward to the new ideas and contributions she will bring to helping our customers in the Middle East and Africa digitally transform their business to improve operations,” said Sabee Mitra, global sales president for Emerson’s Automation Solutions business.
According to a statement from the firm, Ramnath recently served as global sales leader for Plantweb, Emerson’s portfolio of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and services. She also led the growth of the firm’s wireless business in Asia Pacific and expanded industry solutions and the lifecycle services portfolio for the region.
“This is an exciting time for Emerson in MEA and I am pleased to be stepping into this new role. I am looking forward to working with our customers in the region, engaging with them in their aspirations for top quartile performance, employing operational and project certainty initiatives,” added Ramnath.
Ramnath is said to be passionate about mentoring young leaders. She is an active member of the Emerson Automation Solutions Diversity Council and sponsors Emerson’s Middle East and Africa Women in STEM Council.