New Relic, the comprehensive observability platform designed for engineers, has revealed the selection of Rohit Ramanand as the Group Vice President of Engineering for India. Entrusted with leadership over New Relic India’s product and engineering teams, Ramanand assumes a pivotal position in shaping the company’s extensive engineering strategy. His role extends to the task of expanding the local team and ensuring strategic alignment with the broader objectives of New Relic's engineering endeavors in India. Ramanand's appointment underscores the company's commitment to innovation and enhancing its engineering capabilities on a regional scale.
With nearly 25 years of industry expertise, Ramanand assumes his new role, having most recently served as Vice President of Engineering at Walmart Global Technology. Preceding his tenure at Walmart, Ramanand held significant technology roles at Limelight Networks, Sapient, and Infosys.
“Rohit has joined New Relic at a very exciting time as we continue to expand across India–in line with the huge business opportunity we have here–and bring exciting new products to market,” said New Relic Chief Technology Officer Siva Padisetty. “His extensive technology experience in India and abroad will have an invaluable impact both on the product roadmap and our product and engineering teams based out of India.”
The New Relic observability platform empowers engineers through a data-driven approach for effective planning, development, deployment, and operation of high-quality software. Ramanand's appointment signals the ongoing commitment of substantial investments by New Relic in India, building on the expansion initiated last year with the inauguration of new offices in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
As per the New Relic 2023 Observability Forecast report, Indian organizations exhibit robust observability support across various roles, particularly within the technical C-suite, where more than three-quarters (77%) advocate for observability. The report further notes widespread observability adoption among Indian organizations, highlighting the substantial value derived from these investments. The findings underscore a growing recognition and endorsement of observability practices, emphasizing their integral role in enhancing operational insights and efficiency across diverse sectors within the Indian business landscape.
“Coming from the retail and e-commerce technology space, I understand how critical it is for businesses to have observability. I’m fascinated by deep tech and working on complex problems, which is why New Relic is a perfect fit for me,” said New Relic Group Vice President Engineering for India Rohit Ramanand.
“I am thrilled to build upon the great work that Siva and the team have been doing across the company, and plan to capitalize on the incredible tech talent that we have here in India as we continue to further grow the team.”
Ramanand's designation aligns with Prasad Rai's appointment as New Relic's Vice President of Sales for India and the unveiling of recent product advancements, such as Session Replay and Interactive Application Security Testing. Together, these developments showcase New Relic's commitment to bolstering its leadership team and advancing innovative solutions to meet evolving market needs.