Karthik Sathuragiri is Director of Emerging Business, Asia Pacific & Japan, at Akamai Technologies. In his current role, Karthik is responsible for revenue and growth strategies in the fast growing mid-market and startup segments for Akamai across Asia Pacific and Japan. Karthik has over 15 years of technology sales, marketing, product management and business development experience.
Karthik joined Akamai in 2007 as a member of the global marketing organization where he held several roles including account development, field marketing and campaign management. As part of the India leadership team, Karthik drives Akamai’s talent branding initiatives and drives Akamai’s participation in Economic Times’ Great Places to Work Study. As part of this initiative, Akamai was ranked as one of the top great places to work in the prestigious study over the last three years.
In 2011, Karthik was appointed Director of Americas Marketing where he was instrumental in hiring and building a 100+ strong organization in Bangalore from the ground up, and running a variety of marketing disciplines. Prior to Akamai, Karthik held various marketing and public relations positions for IBM and SAP in India.
Karthik has a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Madras University and is involved with multiple NGOs promoting child education as a means for social change.