Mirchandani succeeds Andrew Dutton, who held the role for five years. Dutton will work with Mirchandani until the yearend to facilitate a “smooth transition of leadership”, VMware says in a press statement on the appointment.
Mirchandani joins VMware from parent company EMC, where he was executive vice president, global enterprise services. He joined EMC in 2006 and his previous roles included being CIO, where he led the company’s move to become 92 percent virtualised and to build a state of the art private cloud.
During the same period, he was chief operating officer of seven of EMC’s Global Centers of Excellence.
“Our top priority will be to help customer organisations transform their businesses on their journey to the era of IT-as-a-Service,” says Mirchandani, who has 25 years of international business, IT and consultancy experience, including 11 years on the Asia Pacific. He had also worked at Microsoft as regional vice president, enterprise services in Asia.
Carl Eschenbach, president and chief operating officer, VMware, says Mirchandani takes over “the fastest growing geographical region” for the company.
VMware reports it has 55,000 customers in the region, with approximately 3700 employees in around 50 local offices, and a network of about 10,000 partners.
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