"Sanjay is a proven leader who aligns market delivery with business strategy, especially in companies experiencing rapid growth and transformation in the complex APAC region," said executive vice president for worldwide field and customer operations Henri Richard.
"His skills in partnering with APAC teams and understanding the APAC business landscape will be key to driving our continued growth. We are excited to have Sanjay as part of the NetApp team."
Rohatgi has spent more than two decades in the industry.
Rohatgi previously held regional management positions at Cisco and Nortel.
Earlier in his career he worked for Telstra, BHP Billiton, and British Telecom.
Rohatgi holds a bachelor of engineering degree from India's National Institute of Technology, a master of engineering from the UK's University of Strathclyde, and an MBA from Macquarie University Graduate School of Business.
"The speed and scale with which enterprises in this diverse market and region modernise and innovate digitally is astonishing. Connecting their data to any cloud, anywhere, is crucial to leapfrog the competition, and there is no better partner for that than NetApp," he said.