Venkatesh Murali has been appointed as Nascent Markets and Vietnam general manager and country leader.
With over two decades of experience in the IT industry and a strong background in solutions sales and channel development, Murali will focus on driving business strategy and VMware's growth in the region.
Leveraging the company's industry-leading innovations, Murali will work closely with partners and enterprises to accelerate digital transformation as more organisations tap into the region's rapidly expanding digital economy, which is 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," VMware Southeast Asia and Korea vice president and managing director Paul Simos says.
"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," Simos adds.
"Digital transformation is a top priority for customers across the world, including emerging markets in Asia," Murali says.
"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."