Virtualization and cloud infrastructure company VMware, Inc. has named Sanjay Poonen as the EVP and general manager of the company’s End-User Computing business unit. Poonen will oversee strategy, products, engineering, and delivery across VMware’s end-user computing solutions in this position.
“Sanjay brings a wealth of software industry experience that will be key to VMware’s success as we drive further growth in our end-user computing business,” stated VMware Pat Gelsinger. “As VMware continues its strategic focus on the software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and end-user computing, we continue to strengthen our executive bench. We believe Sanjay is a distinguished leader whose expertise will be invaluable as we continue delivering the products and solutions customers need to enable a more secure and mobile workforce.”
Poonen previously worked as the president and corporate officer of Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP AG. While spending 7 years at SAP, Poonen worked in the SAP’s analytics business and led the company’s platform solutions analytics, database, big data, and mobility initiatives.
“VMware is uniquely positioned to help customers thrive in the era of mobile, social and cloud computing,” added Poonen. “VMware has made tremendous progress in helping customers connect end users to their data, applications, content and desktops with enterprise-class control and security. I am excited to join the VMware team at this critical time in the industry to help accelerate our momentum in end-user computing.”