Indian-Origin Sridhar Ramaswamy Named CEO of Snowflake

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  • Last Updated on Feb 29, 2024
Indian-Origin Sridhar Ramaswamy Named CEO of Snowflake
New Snowflake Inc. CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy (Image courtesy: Snowflake)

Snowflake, the leading cloud-based data platform company, announced the appointment of Sridhar Ramaswamy as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ramaswamy, an executive of Indian origin, will also join Snowflake's Board of Directors. He succeeds Frank Slootman, who will transition to the role of Chairman of the Board.

Ramaswamy brings a wealth of experience in the technology industry. He previously served as the Senior Vice President of AI at Snowflake, where he spearheaded the company's artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. His leadership was instrumental in the launch of Snowflake Cortex, a fully managed service that simplifies and secures AI for rapid business value creation.

Prior to Snowflake, Ramaswamy held senior leadership roles at Google, where he oversaw the company's advertising business. He is widely recognized for his contributions to the growth and development of Google's advertising products.

"Sridhar is the perfect leader to take Snowflake to the next level," said Frank Slootman, outgoing CEO and incoming Chairman of the Board. "His deep understanding of technology, particularly in AI and machine learning, aligns perfectly with Snowflake's vision. I am confident that he will continue to drive innovation and deliver exceptional value to our customers."

"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Snowflake," said Sridhar Ramaswamy. "Over the past twelve years, Frank and the team have built a remarkable company with a world-class platform. I look forward to working with our talented team to expand Snowflake's reach and accelerate our growth trajectory."

About Snowflake Snowflake is the leading cloud-based data platform. The company's mission is to enable every organization to mobilize their data with Snowflake's platform. Snowflake allows corporations to consolidate data into a single source to derive meaningful business insights, build data-driven applications, and share data internally and securely.

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