Global technology and software multinational Emerson appointed India-born, Vidya Ramnath, as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, effective June 1, 2023. Currently the head of Emerson's Middle East and Africa division, she will report to Lal Karsanbhai, president and CEO of the company.
In her new role, Ramnath will oversee international marketing, brand management, external communications, and play a key role in raising awareness of Emerson's continuous development as a leader in global automation with customer stakeholders, an official statement noted.
Commenting on the appointment, she said, "I've had the privilege of working closely with our customers throughout my career, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to engage with them in a new way as we elevate the brand of Emerson as a global automation leader. Emerson has such an incredible story, and I am energized to help our global team share this important next chapter with the world."
Ramnath won the EGYPS "Women in Leadership" Equality in Energy award in 2022 after being named one of Forbes Middle East's Power Businesswomen in 2020. She replaces Kathy Button Bell, who retired in December 2022, in the position of CMO.
The India native holds a mechanical engineering bachelor's degree from the University of Madras and an industrial engineering master's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.