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Raghuram leads VMware at a critical time as it becomes an independent company again

December 1 2021: The euphoria yesterday  in India, over the appointment of  Parag Agarwal to lead Twitter, ignored the fact that he was only the second Indian to lead a major tech MNC this year.
On June 1 , longtime employee, Rangarajan Raghu Raghuram, took after as  CEO of VMware succeeding  Pat Gelsinger who returned to Intel as CEO.
Raghu joined VMware as director of product management in 2003 when the company was still a 5-year-old startup, its biggest technical concern introducing 64-bit support. He quickly rose to VP of datacenter and desktop platform products in 2005 and general manager of VMware's cloud infrastructure and management group in 2010.
He tool charge at VMware at a critical juncture for he company, when it resumed operations as an independent entity, some 16 years after it was acquired by Dell.
“As a standalone company, we will continue to bring our multi-cloud strategy to life by providing our customers the power to accelerate their business and control their destiny in this new era,” Said Raghu.
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