VMware continues to reshape its leadership outside North America, choosing key figures with a certain background and culture.
In December 2008 the company appointed its new General Manager for EMEA, Maurizio Carli, who opened the VMworld Europe 2009.
Carl was the Managing Director of the Enterprise division at Google EMEA, but more importantly he was, for a long time, Vice President of the EMEA Software Group at IBM.
Yesterday the company appointed the new General Manager for APAC: Andrew Dutton.
Dutton comes from Computer Associates where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of International Business.
Before CA, Dutton covered positions at BEA System, IBM and Visa.
If there’s a path here, it seems that the new CEO Paul Maritz, the former top executive at Microsoft, is bringing inside VMware all the knowledge needed to compete with the big four infrastructure management behemoths.