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Here Are 5 People Who Could Be VMware’s New CEO

Here are five industry titans who could become the next CEO of VMware as the $12 billion company enters its third month without a permanent leader.

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Sanjay Poonen


Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations

One of the most obvious choices VMware could go with is Sanjay Poonen, who’s been a major figurehead at the company for nearly eight years. As COO of VMware, Sanjay leads customer operations for all front-office functions including sales, marketing, services, support and alliances for the $12 billion company. He is also responsible for the security strategy and business at VMware, which is as critical as ever.

“Sanjay is the obvious pick. He’s been COO and second in command all these years. He’s the odds-on favorite to become the CEO because he’s the next in line and just has a lot of experience and industry knowledge,” said Kerravala.

Prior to his COO role, Poonen was general manager of VMware’s End-User Computing (EUC) business responsible for strategy, products, engineering and sales. That expertise and knowledge could greatly help VMware as the new remote workforce takes shape. Since Gelsinger’s departure, Poonen has also taken over some responsibilities during VMware’s financial quarterly earnings report with media and analysts.

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