– USA, CA – VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced the appointment of Raghu Raghuram to its Board of Directors as CEO, effective June 1, 2021.
An industry veteran, Raghuram is a strategic business leader who currently holds the position of EVP and COO, Products and Cloud Services at VMware.
“I am thrilled to have Raghu step into the role of CEO at VMware. Throughout his career, he has led with integrity and conviction, playing an instrumental role in the success of VMware,” said Board chairman, Michael Dell. “Raghu is now in position to architect VMware’s future, helping customers and partners accelerate their digital businesses in this multi-cloud world.”
“After a thorough and thoughtful search, the Board concluded that Raghu is the best person to lead the company as CEO because he embodies our innovative culture, represents our values, and has a clear vision for VMware’s future,” said the lead independent director, Paul Sagan. “We also want to thank Zane Rowe for his leadership as Interim CEO and the crucial role he plays continuing as CFO.”
About Raghu Raghuram
Since joining VMware in 2003, Raghu Raghuram has helped steer the company’s strategic direction and its technology evolution throughout VMware’s rich history. He helped grow the core virtualization business, drove VMware’s software-defined data center strategy, constructed and guided VMware’s cloud computing business and SaaS transformation efforts, played a pivotal role in the company’s M&A strategy, and has been key in driving partnerships with Dell Technologies, hyper-scalers, and other strategic partners.
“VMware is uniquely poised to lead the multi-cloud computing era with an end-to-end software platform spanning clouds, the data center, and the edge, helping to accelerate our customers’ digital transformations,” said Raghu Raghuram. “I am honored, humbled and excited to have been chosen to lead this company to a new phase of growth. We have an enormous opportunity, we have the right solutions, the right team, and we will continue to execute with focus, passion, and agility.”
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.
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