Virtualization and cloud infrastructure provider VMware has appointed Sanjay Mirchandani as the senior vice president and general manager to lead the VMware Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) business. He is joining VMware from EMC.
Mirchandani succeeds Andrew Dutton.
At present, VMware serves 55,000 customers in the APJ regoin.
VMware has approximately 3,700 employees throughout approximately 50 local offices, and a network of about 10,000 partners.
Globally, VMware reported 11 percent increase in revenue to $1.24 billion in the second quarter of 2013.
At EMC, he most recently served as executive vice president, global enterprise services, helping lead EMC’s rapid-growth market initiatives and engaging with global customers.
He joined EMC in 2006 and has played roles that have included CIO, leading the company’s IT organization on a multi-year journey to 92 percent virtualization and a private cloud.
During the same timeframe, he was the chief operating officer of seven of EMC’s Global Centers of Excellence.
Prior, as president of EMC’s emerging markets and International development, he championed global growth opportunities with a focus on rapidly-growing markets.
Earlier in his career, Mirchandani served as Microsoft’s regional vice president, Enterprise Services in Asia, working with the region’s largest customers and partners.
He also held many other management positions at Microsoft that included president, Asia Pacific Region; president, South Asia; and managing director, India.