Cloud and software solutions provider VMware has appointed Pradeep Nair, former managing director for India and SAARC of US-based software corporation AutoDesk, as managing director for the company's business in India.
Nair, an engineering graduate from the University of Bombay and a post graduate diploma holder from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, has more than 20 years of experience working with companies such as IBM.
At IBM, Nair started off as a regional manager looking after Lotus software for India and ASEAN countries and was later promoted to director of IBM's software group for India and South Asia.
The company also said it was promoting its India business head Arun Parmeswaram to lead its enterprise business in Asia Pacific and Japan.
“Every enterprise on a journey towards digital transformation is challenged with operationalizing and scaling their business while innovating on the go. We’ve had tremendous learnings from our customers in India and with Arun’s leadership we’re looking at leveraging these across enterprises in Asia-Pacific and Japan," Duncan Hewett, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, said.
He also said the company continues to believe that India was a key part of the company's sales and research and development operations.
Last year, the company had announced a $2 billion India investment plan over the period of next five years as part of its global expansion plan.
In June, the company had launched a new cloud service on Dell EMC to provide the latter’s customers with infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) on premises and on edge locations.
In April, Dell Technologies and Microsoft had expanded their partnership by providing a native VMware cloud infrastructure on Microsoft Azure.