SINGAPORE, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Sharat Sinha as vice president, partners and general business, VMware Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ).
Sinha is based in VMware’s APJ headquarters in Singapore and reports to Sanjay Mirchandani, senior vice president and general manager, VMware APJ. Sinha will lead the partner and general business segment across APJ and is responsible for driving the go-to-market strategy with VMware’s entire ecosystem of more than 13,000 partners in the region.
"Sharat is a 20-year IT veteran with extensive P&L and sales management experience and brings to VMware a deep understanding of channel sales, marketing and a track record of optimizing technology trends to meet customer and partner business requirements," said Mirchandani. "Sharat’s networking expertise will also bolster VMware’s network virtualization leadership, helping customers realize the full potential of network virtualization as part of our software defined data center architecture," Mirchandani added.
Prior to joining VMware, Sinha was theater vice president and general manager for the Asia-Pacific region at Palo Alto Networks where he drove significant growth in the area of network security. Sinha was also vice president and general manager at Tellabs APJ and worked at Cisco for over 11 years in Sales & Marketing leadership roles.
Sinha holds a doctorate degree in business management from the University of South Australia and a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering. He has a master’s degree in industrial and management engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
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