Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan 

Duncan Hewett leads VMware’s business in Asia Pacific & Japan. Duncan’s team of executives are responsible for all of VMware’s Software business. The team works helping clients leverage the cloud transformation to get the most out of the changes available in new pricing models for infrastructure and helps clients design solutions for enterprise and works with clients to help them drive business value through the use of VMware Software products. His team of around 1500 people work with clients across the regions of Japan; China; South East Asia (ASEAN); India; Korea (KOR) and Australia/New Zealand (A/NZ).


Prior to his current role, Duncan was the Vice President for IBM Software for Asia Pacific with executives leading teams for each IBM’s business units, Enterprise Sales, Acquisition Integration, Subscription & Support, Sales Operations and he led a team of over 1800 people. Prior to that he led a team of 400 specialists spanned eight growth markets including South East Asia (ASEAN); India and South Asia (ISA); Greater China (GCG); Korea (KOR); Australia/New Zealand (A/NZ); Central and Eastern Europe (CEE); Middle East and Africa (MEA); and Latin America (LA). He has previously had roles leading IBM’s Enterprise Sales & Licensing, Software subscription and Support. Duncan joined IBM’s software business through the acquisition of Lotus where he was the General Manager responsible for all sales, marketing and services in A/NZ while on LOA from IBM.


In 1987 Duncan joined IBM in the Data Systems division of Customer Service where he held a number of roles in Engineering, Finance, Marketing and Services Management. He started his career carrying a tool bag and working on large water-cooled mainframe systems.


Duncan graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical). In 1995 Duncan obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He served on the AGSM Advisory Board for 2 years and on AGSM Alumni Board for 8 years. Duncan has three children and has been based in Shanghai, Sydney and moving to Singapore and frequently travels across the Asia Pacific region.

Duncan Hewett