Ajay Patel

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Modern Applications & Management Business Group

Ajay Patel is the General Manager for VMware’s Modern Applications & Management Business with the mission to be the leader in application modernization, cloud native application development and multi-cloud management through VMware Tanzu and vRealize portfolio.  

The business supports customers across application development, management and operations for any workload on the public cloud and on vSphere based clouds. In this role, Ajay has full P&L responsibility for the business group, including strategic planning, product and portfolio management, oversight of delivery and execution across product engineering, support, professional services and overall go-to-market.

Previously, Ajay was responsible for the VMware Cloud Provider business with over 4100 Service Providers and VMware Cloud offering on all major hyperscaler clouds operating under VMware Cloud Provider Program.

Prior to VMware, Ajay led the core middleware business of Cloud Application Foundation, at Oracle. He led Oracle Exalogic, a middleware engineered system, and Oracle WebLogic, a Java EE Application Server, which was #1 in the market during his entire tenure. He also launched Oracle Java Cloud Service and set the roadmap for Oracle’s private cloud solution.

Ajay has over 30 years of enterprise software expertise and was also SVP at Apigee (Sonoa Systems) and GM for BEA Systems, Data Services business. His prior experience includes management consulting and system integration with Price Waterhouse Coopers, EDS and AT&T.

Ajay holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine. Ajay previously served as the Treasurer and board member for Cloud Foundry Foundation. He is also a board member and technical adviser to several private & venture funded software companies.