Salesforce loses Andrew Lawson to New Relic in general manager role

New Relic, Inc., provider of real-time insights for software-driven businesses, announced that Andrew Lawson has joined the company as executive vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Based in London, Lawson will lead the company’s growth and business strategy across the region.

Lawson joins New Relic from Salesforce, where he led both UKI and EMEA teams through a phenomenal period of growth. He led Salesforce to its 2nd Best Place to Work in the UK Great Places to Work ranking and 5th Best UK Employer in the Glassdoor ranking, among many other prominent distinctions.

Prior to Salesforce, Lawson spent 14 years with Oracle Corporation where he held a number of leadership positions.

Andrew Lawson said: “Developers, operations, and CTOs at companies across EMEA are recognising that instrumenting their digital business is their greatest opportunity for competitive advantage. New Relic delivers a platform to help modern enterprises deliver more software to their customers, and I look forward to helping the company through its next phase of growth.”

Erica Schultz, chief revenue officer at New Relic, said: “New Relic has helped companies across EMEA, including Delivery Hero SE, Orbit Showtime Network (OSN), Porsche AG, and Telenor to create best-in-class digital experiences. Andrew is the ideal leader to expand our presence across the region by fostering deeper relationships with our customers and partners.”

Research firm IDC predicts SaaS and cloud software revenue in EMEA will reach $60.5 billion by 2022. New Relic serves the region via offices in Barcelona, Dublin, London, Munich, Paris, Tel-Aviv, and Zurich. In addition, the company recently opened its European Region in Frankfurt, Germany.

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