VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced today the appointment of Venkatesh Murali as General Manager and Country Leader for Nascent Markets and Vietnam. With over two decades of experience in the IT industry and a strong background in Solutions Sales and Channel Development, Venkatesh will focus on driving business strategy and VMware’s growth in the region. Leveraging the company’s industry-leading innovations, Venkatesh will work closely with partners and enterprises to accelerate digital transformation as more organizations tap into the region’s rapidly expanding digital economy which are transforming people, services, and businesses.
“With developing economies in Asia expected to grow 5.3% in 2023 , and Vietnam forecasted to become the second largest internet economy in Southeast Asia by 2025 , VMware is excited to strengthen our support for business and digital transformation in this dynamic and fast-growing region with the appointment of Venkatesh,” said Paul Simos, VMware Vice President and Managing Director of Southeast Asia and Korea. “Having led the development and execution of VMware’s Channel Strategy in Vietnam and Nascent Markets since 2020 as Head of Channels, Venkatesh has played a significant role in transforming our partner ecosystem and extending our reach in this exciting region to support even more businesses. I am confident he will continue delivering strong growth and further strengthen VMware’s relationships with customers and partners in this region in his new role.”
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 & Datacentre sales strategy for governments, corporations, and small and medium businesses across the region. He also built and led the team driving Enterprise Solutions in his role as the Head of Global Computing and Networking Solutions at Dell Global BV.
“Digital transformation is a top priority for customers across the world, including emerging markets in Asia. VMware is in a unique position to help emerging economies here to leapfrog to the latest and best solutions in hybrid & multi-cloud, modern applications and cybersecurity. Working closely with partners and customers, we will help organisations respond, adapt and accelerate their digital transformation journeys to better capture business opportunities and outcomes,” said Venkatesh.