Bangalore, April 21, 2014: Arun Kumar Parameswaran has moved from his position as India Managing Director of RedHat to a similar position with virtualization leader , VMware.He succeeds T Srinivasan, who has decided to step down after five years with the company.
Says Sanjay Mirchandani, VMware’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region: “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.”
With more than 21 years’ hi-tech experience across Asia Pacific and the US, 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. Parameswaran attended the Thiagarajar College of Engineering at Madurai Kamaraj University and holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering.
He says: “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.”