VMware Appoints Sanjay Poonen as General Manager for End-User Computing Business

VMware Appoints Sanjay Poonen as General Manager for End-User Computing Business 
Industry Veteran to Lead Strategy, Products, Engineering and Delivery
Across All of VMware's End-User Computing Solutions 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/13 --  VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,
today announced the appointment of Sanjay Poonen as executive vice
president and general manager of VMware's End-User Computing business
unit. In this role, Poonen is responsible for strategy, products,
engineering and delivery across all of VMware's end-user computing
"Sanjay brings a wealth of software industry experience that will be
key to VMware's success as we drive further growth in our end-user
computing business," said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. "As VMware
continues its strategic focus on the software-defined data center,
hybrid cloud and end-user computing, we continue to strengthen our
executive bench. We believe Sanjay is a distinguished leader whose
expertise will be invaluable as we continue delivering the products
and solutions customers need to enable a more secure and mobile
During his 20-year career in the technology industry, Poonen has held
a variety of management roles in engineering, products, sales,
marketing and business development. Most recently, Poonen was
president and corporate officer of Platform Solutions and the Mobile
Division at SAP AG. During his more than seven years at SAP, Poonen
held several executive-level roles in development and sales. Poonen
started SAP's analytics business in 2006, and led all of SAP's
platform solutions -- analytics, database, big data and mobility --
to become a significant part of the company's revenue. During his
tenure, he led all of SAP's industry business units, helping many
solutions achieve industry-leading market positions. 
Prior to SAP, Poonen held executive roles at Symantec, VERITAS and
Informatica, and he began his career as a software engineer at
Microsoft, followed by Apple. Poonen holds two patents as well as an
MBA from Harvard Business School, a master's degree from Stanford
University and a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College. 
"VMware is uniquely positioned to help customers thrive in the era of
mobile, social and cloud computing," said Poonen. "VMware has made
tremendous progress in helping customers connect end users to their
data, applications, content and desktops with enterprise-class
control and security. I am excited to join the VMware team at this
critical time in the industry to help accelerate our momentum in
end-user computing." 
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Nick Fuentes
VMware Global Communications
+1 (650) 427-1104 
David Gibbs
Hill+Knowlton Strategies for VMware
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