Elastic names Karthik Rajaram as New Area VP & GM in India

Karthik Rajaram

Elastic, the company that created Elasticsearch, named Karthik Rajaram as area vice president and general manager for its operations in India. Karthik will be in charge of Elastic’s business strategy and growth in India, driving customer happiness and strengthening regional alliances.

Karthik joins Elastic with two decades of technology leadership and enterprise sales expertise, most recently serving as Freshworks’ area vice president and country head in India. His extensive knowledge of the market and client needs, garnered via sales positions at Akamai, Salesforce, and Microsoft, will be critical in achieving Elastic’s vision of enabling everyone to get answers that matter in real-time and at scale.

“We are delighted to welcome Karthik to our team. His background in building scale in India, combined with his strategic acumen and customer-centric approach, directly aligns with our aim to rapidly grow Elastic in this important market,” said Barrie Sheers, vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan, Elastic. “Karthik’s extensive global experience and local expertise will position us to capitalise on our significant market opportunity and help customers reap the benefits of search-powered AI, to safely grow their business through innovation and operational efficiency.”

“I am thrilled to join Elastic at such an exciting time in the company’s journey. Elastic’s innovative efforts to create leading search-powered solutions across multiple market segments, including search, security, and observability, can truly empower organisations to harness search-powered AI like never before,” said Rajaram. “We have a huge opportunity to drive momentum in the market, especially around generative AI, and I am committed to helping our customers in this region unlock new opportunities and gain efficiencies through the adoption of the Elasticsearch platform. I look forward to driving Elastic’s growth objectives and delivering substantial value to our customers.”

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