Nutanix appoints former COO of VMware as new CEO
Published 11 December 2020
Nutanix has announced the appointment of Rajiv Ramaswami as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Mr. Ramaswami joins from VMware where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Products and Cloud Services.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Nutanix at this transformative time for the company and the industry. I have long admired Nutanix as a formidable competitor, a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions and a leader in cloud software,” said Mr. Ramaswami.
Mr. Ramaswami will work closely with the Nutanix Board, management team and more than 6,000 employees around the world to ‘capitalise on the significant opportunities ahead and deliver on the company’s next phase of growth and value creation’.
With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Ramaswami started his career at IBM, and has since held many senior executive roles at Cisco, Broadcom, and Nortel.
He will take over from Dheeraj Pandey, who is also the Co-Founder of Nutanix. Mr. Pandey will also be stepping down from the Board on December 14, 2020. He described Mr. Ramaswami as ‘the right leader at the right time’.
Sohaib Abbasi, Lead Independent Director of Nutanix, pointed out that as an accomplished leader, Mr. Ramaswami has a track record of delivering a high-growth portfolio of products and services.
His combination of operational discipline, business acumen, and technology vision made Mr. Ramaswami stand out among the CEO candidates.
By Jie Yee Ong, Tech Reporter
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