Shekar Ayyar and Sanjay Mirchandani to serve VMware as corporate senior vice president

VMware has announced Shekar Ayyar and Sanjay Mirchandani as new corporate senior vice presidents.

Ayyar who joined VMware in June 2007 was responsible for company’s strategic and corporate development. However, now he will strategise, long-term planning across VMware businesses along with managing the company’s mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investments.

With Ayyar on board the company has executed on over 30 acquisition and investment transactions, including Nicira and Airwatch, both of which are key ingredients to VMware’s strategy. He will also lead the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) vertical market team within VMware.

Mirchandani joined VMware in October 2013 and leads the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, bringing more than 25 years of international business, IT and consultancy experience to the company. He is responsible for driving growth and developing strategic business plans and relationships across APJ. Prior to joining VMware, Sanjay spent seven years at EMC, where he was most recently EVP of Global Enterprise Services. Also at EMC, he was CIO of the company and COO of their Global Centers of Excellence. He has also held senior roles at Microsoft.

Both will report to VMware’s president and chief operating officer, Carl Eschenbach.

“VMware is dedicated to aggressively driving a comprehensive growth strategy,” Carl Eschenbach, president and chief operating officer, VMware.  “With Shekar’s strategic background that has enabled VMware to identify the right inorganic innovations that complement VMware’s organic growth, and Sanjay’s track record of delivering strong results in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, they are both uniquely qualified to help accelerate VMware’s growth into the future.”

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