Appointed senior vice president and general manager
VMware has appointed Sanjay Mirchandani to the post of senior vice president and general manager to lead the VMware Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) business, effective October 14, 2013.
Mirchandani succeeds Andrew Dutton, who will continue to lead VMware APJ until October 14, 2013 after which he will partner with Mirchandani for the remainder of the year to facilitate smooth transition of leadership. Dutton plans to then retire after an extremely successful five years at VMware and a stellar 30-year career in IT.
Carl Eschenbach, President and COO, VMware, said, “Sanjay Mirchandani is taking over at an exciting stage of VMware’s progress in APJ, which is our fastest-growing geographical region. A substantial opportunity lies ahead for VMware in this part of the world. Sanjay’s rich experience as an IT and business veteran – as well as his deep understanding of Asia Pacific markets – will build on the hugely successful contribution made by Andrew. I would like to thank Andrew for his dedication and commitment to the APJ region over the past five years.”
Mirchandani has 25 years of international business, IT and consultancy experience, including 11 years spent in Asia Pacific. He joins VMware from EMC, where he most recently served as executive vice president, global enterprise services, helping lead EMC’s rapid-growth market initiatives and engaging with global customers.
“I am delighted to take on the challenge of driving continued VMware growth in APJ. Our top priority will be to help customer organizations transform their businesses on their journey to the era of IT-as-a-Service,” said Sanjay Mirchandani.