INDIA, Bangalore, January 27, 2015 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced key changes to its leadership team in India with the appointment of Sundar Balasubramanian as the Senior Director for General Business for VMware India. Sundar will be responsible for Partners and Alliances, and will also lead the Commercial Sales business for VMware in India.
Sundar joins VMware from IBM where he last served as the Country Manager – Channels, SI & ISV, Systems & Technology Group. A seasoned industry veteran with over 21 years’ experience, Sundar has in the past held senior leadership roles with EMC and Microsoft.
VMware also announced the promotion of Balaji Rao to Senior Director Enterprise and Government Sales to help enterprise and government organizations transition to the mobile cloud era. Having spent over 5 years with VMware, Balaji has played a crucial role in enabling Enterprise customers to embark on their virtualization journey in India.
Sangeeta Gundala takes on a new role as the India business leader for AirWatch (that VMware acquired in January 2014) to help address the fast growing enterprise mobility opportunity in India. Sangeeta till recently held the position of Director - Commercial Sales at VMware India.
“The past year was an important year for VMware in India. It was a year of change and transformation for us as we embarked on our next phase of growth,” said Arun Parameswaran, Managing Director, VMware India. “These appointments will help strengthen the VMware leadership team in India as we look to aggressively capitalize on the enormous opportunities that Mobile-Cloud era offers us in the region,” he added.
VMware established a presence in India in 2005, and today serves nearly 3,500 customers and works with approximately 100 partners. The company’s footprint in the Indian subcontinent comprises a workforce of approximately 2,800 – including R&D staff, global support, operations, and a sales force – along with a presence in Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai, as well as Mumbai and New Delhi. Early last year (April), VMware announced its intention for further investment of up to US$500 million over three years to help fund its growing operations in India.
VMware is a leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a brave new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application. With 2014 revenues of $6 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.