Sanjay Poonen joined VMware in August 2013. As Chief Operating Officer of Customer Operations, he is responsible for worldwide sales, services, ecosystem and alliances, global marketing and communications and cross-portfolio product marketing. Previously, Poonen held the role of Executive Vice President and General Manager for the End-User Computing business unit at VMware. In this role, he was responsible for strategy, products, engineering, marketing and sales across all of VMware’s End-User Computing offerings.
Before VMware, Poonen was president and corporate officer of Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP AG. During his more than seven years at SAP, Poonen held several executive-level roles in product development and sales, including leading SAP’s Analytics, Big Data, Mobile and all Industry Business Units, driving many solutions to industry-leading market positions. Prior to SAP, Poonen held executive roles at Symantec, VERITAS and Informatica, and he began his career as a software engineer at Microsoft, followed by Apple.