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VMware Strengthens its Leadership Team

Appoints Shekar Ayyar and Sanjay Mirchandani to corporate senior vice president

Vmware has appointed Shekar Ayyar and Sanjay Mirchandani to serve as corporate senior vice presidents, effective immediately. Both report to VMware’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Carl Eschenbach.
Ayyar joined VMware in June 2007 and leads the company’s strategic and corporate development efforts. In this role, Ayyar is responsible for aligning strategy and long-term planning across VMware businesses as well as managing the company’s mergers and acquisitions, and strategic investments.

Under his leadership, the company has executed on over 30 acquisition and investment transactions, including Nicira and Airwatch, both of which are key ingredients to VMware’s strategy announced the press release. Prior to joining VMware, Ayyar held senior roles at BindView, Instantis and Lucent, spanning product management, marketing, and business development, and was also a consultant with McKinsey.
With his new appointment, Ayyar will also lead the development of a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) vertical market team within VMware.

Mirchandani joined VMware in October 2013 and leads the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, bringing more than 25 years of international business, IT and consultancy experience to the company. He is responsible for driving growth and developing strategic business plans and relationships across APJ. Prior to joining VMware, Sanjay spent seven years at EMC, where he was most recently EVP of Global Enterprise Services. Also at EMC, he was CIO of the company and COO of their Global Centers of Excellence. He has also held senior roles at Microsoft.

“VMware is dedicated to aggressively driving a comprehensive growth strategy,” Carl Eschenbach, President and COO, VMware. “With Shekar’s strategic background that has enabled VMware to identify the right inorganic innovations that complement VMware’s organic growth, and Sanjay’s track record of delivering strong results in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, they are both uniquely qualified to help accelerate VMware’s growth into the future.”

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