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VMware Sharpens Focus on Nascent Markets and Vietnam with Appointment of New Regional Head of Channels


New appointment will further accelerate cloud and digital transformation journeys for customers in fast-growing, dynamic nascent markets in Asia

Move complements VMware’s strengthened focus on supporting business transformation amidst region’s fast developing digital economy


SRI LANKA – February 24, 2020 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced the appointment of Venkatesh Murali as Head of Channels, Nascent and Vietnam. Armed with almost two decades of solutions sales and channel development experience, Venkatesh will focus on driving VMware’s growth in Vietnam and other developing markets by delivering VMware’s industry-leading innovations to help organizations in the region build, run, manage, connect and protect their businesses for an increasingly digital future.


“With Vietnam being named the second fastest growing internet economy in Southeast Asia[1], and Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos rounding out the top four economies in GDP growth[2] in the region in 2019, VMware is excited to deepen our support for business transformation in the fast-growing region as it plugs into the digital economy,” said Sanjay K. Deshmukh, vice president and managing director, Southeast Asia and Korea, VMware. “The addition of Venkatesh to our Nascent Markets and Vietnam leadership team will sharpen VMware’s focus on extending our hybrid and multi-cloud solutions to Vietnam and other developing markets in the region, empowering enterprises with the tools to leapfrog their business transformation through technology in an exciting growth phase aided by the new digital economy.”


Prior to joining VMware, Venkatesh was Head of Software Defined Infrastructure, Central Asia Pacific for Lenovo Enterprise Solutions, where he led the Software Defined Solutions & Datacenter sales strategy for governments, corporations, and small and medium businesses across the region. He also built and led the customer advisory team for Enterprise Solutions while Head of Global Computing and Networking Solutions at Dell Global BV. He joins a strong stable of VMware Channel and Partner leaders for the wider region that includes Fan Qu, director, Partner Business, Southeast Asia and Korea, as well as Uma Thana Balasingam vice president and channel chief, Asia Pacific and Japan. 


“Digital transformation is a top priority for enterprises, particularly in developing markets. With the limitless opportunities afforded by hybrid cloud and multi-cloud, VMware enables its partners to leverage the cutting-edge solutions to accelerate business enhancement initiatives,” said Venkatesh. “Channel partners are core to VMware’s strategy to build a vibrant ecosystem encompassing both developed and developing markets. Accessing and utilizing cloud capabilities are the first step for enterprises seeking to harness innovation and architectural flexibility in their continuous evolution.”


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e-Conomy Southeast Asia 2019, Google and Temasek, Oct 2019.

Asian Development Bank Outlook 2019 Update, Asian Development Bank, Oct 2019.