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

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

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

 Islamabad (Muhammad Yasir 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 Pakistan 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.

“Pakistan’s fast-growing digital economy saw its IT sector doubling in size to hit US$ 3.5 billion in 2019 from 2015, and is expected to double in size again within the next two to four years[1].VMware is excited to deepen our support for business transformation in Pakistan as well as other developing economies in the regionas it charges ahead into the digital economy,” said Ahsan Rasheed Khan, Country Manager, Pakistan, 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 Pakistan, 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 Balasingamvice president and channel chief, Asia Pacific and Japan. 

“Digital transformation is a top priority for enterprises, particularly in Pakistan. 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.”