Emerson has appointed Vidya Ramnath as the new president for its Automation Solutions business in Middle East and Africa.
A 24-year veteran of Emerson, she was most recently vice president for Emerson’s measurement and analytical business in Asia Pacific.
Ramnath started her career at Emerson in business unit operations and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in a variety of functions. She recently served as global sales leader for Plantweb, Emerson’s portfolio of Industrial Internet of Things technologies and services. She led the growth of wireless business in Asia Pacific and expanded industry solutions and the lifecycle services portfolio for the region.
With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Madras in Chennai and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, she is passionate about mentoring young leaders, is an active member of the Emerson Automation Solutions Diversity Council and sponsors Emerson’s Middle East and Africa Women in STEM Council. For her new role, Ramnath will be based at Emerson’s Middle East headquarters in Dubai, UAE.
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