New Delhi, India, April 22, 2014: VMware, a player in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, has announced the appointment of Arun Parameswaran to the post of Managing Director, VMware India. He succeeds T Srinivasan, who has decided to step down after five years with the company.
Parameswaran leaves Red Hat India to take up his VMware post on April 24 and will be responsible for the company’s growing business interests in the region. He will report to Sanjay Mirchandani, VMware’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, and will join the APJ Leadership Team.
Mirchandani said, “This appointment will help accelerate VMware’s progress in one of our prime growth markets, as we work to ensure Indian businesses reap the full benefits of our vision of IT-as-a-Service.”
He added, “Arun’s rich mix of skills and experience will build on the robust foundation established and developed by Srini since he joined the company in 2009. Under Arun’s leadership, the VMware India team will be well positioned to capitalise on the enormous opportunities ahead.”
Holding more than 21 years’ hi-tech experience across Asia Pacific and the US, IT veteran Parameswaran was most recently GM in charge of Red Hat’s business throughout the Indian sub-continent.
Before that, he was Senior Director, Global Business Development, responsible for building and managing Red Hat’s eco-system of partners across Asia Pacific and Japan. Other roles in the company included OEM Global Alliance Manager and MD of Global Professional Services, as well as leadership of the company’s services business in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Red Hat, Parameswaran held leadership positions at PTI/Mastech before the company was acquired by Red Hat. He started his career with Wipro Infotech in India, holding various sales and product management positions.
Arun Kumar Parameswaran said, “I am delighted to be taking up this post because VMware is a pioneer and agent of change leading customer organisations to a whole new era of IT. I firmly believe that VMware’s strategy around the software-defined data centre, hybrid cloud and end-user computing provides the optimum route for customers wanting to capitalise on the seismic shifts taking place in IT today. I look forward to working with the team to accelerate growth such that VMware India plays an even more significant role in the company’s future success.”
Parameswaran attended the Thiagarajar College of Engineering at Madurai Kamaraj University and holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering.