VMware has appointed Sanjay Mirchandani as senior vice president and general manager to lead the VMware Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) business, the virtualisation and cloud infrastructure company has announced.
Mirchandani succeeds Andrew Dutton, who will continue to lead VMware APJ until 14 October 2013.
Once Mirchandani takes over, Dutton will partner with him for the remainder of the year to facilitate smooth transition of leadership, the company said in a statement.
Dutton plans to then retire after a successful five years at VMware.
The $1.24 billion company has undergone significant expansion in the APJ region and today serves 55,000 customers. VMware's footprint in the region includes a workforce of approximately 3,700 employees throughout roughly 50 local offices, and a network of about 10,000 partners.
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.
Earlier in his career, Mirchandani served as Microsoft's regional vice president, Enterprise Services in Asia.
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