SINGAPORE, APRIL 29, 2014 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced Sanjay Deshmukh will join the company as Head of End User Computing Business, Asia Pacific Japan.
He will join VMware from Citrix Systems India, where he was Area Vice President, Indian Subcontinent for more than four years.
The IT veteran will be responsible for VMware’s end-user computing (EUC) business throughout markets in the company’s Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region.
VMware’s EUC strategy was reinforced earlier this month when the company launched the industry’s most comprehensive desktop solution. VMware Horizon 6 enables customers to transform their applications and desktops for the mobile cloud era – extending access to employees on any device, anywhere, simply, securely and cost-effectively. In late February, VMware acquired AirWatch, a leader in enterprise mobile management and security solutions covering laptops, peripherals and wearables.
Reporting to Sanjay Mirchandani, VMware’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for the APJ region, Deshmukh takes up his new post on May 12 and will be based in Singapore.
Before joining Citrix, he served SAP India as Vice President, Business User and Platform Group, after working as Country Manager for Business Objects Software India. During his 21-year career, he has built successful businesses in the areas of mobility, virtualization and analytics.
Mirchandani said: “We are making this appointment at a very important stage of our development in end-user computing. Sanjay’s experience and expertise will help us build on the establishment of our EUC portfolio across Asia Pacific as the solution of choice for enterprises in the mobile cloud era.”
He added: “VMware’s EUC capability is the envy of our industry and offers the best solution in terms of empowering employees to access enterprise applications and data on any device from any location, securely and cost-effectively.”
Deshmukh holds an MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Technology and Management, Mumbai.
VMware APJ has undergone significant expansion and today serves some 63,000 customers. The company’s regional footprint includes a workforce of more than 4,000 and a network of 12,700 partners.
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com/in.
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