Sanjay Poonen

Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations, VMware

Sanjay Poonen joined VMware in 2013 and is responsible for worldwide sales, services, alliances, marketing and communications. Previously, Poonen held the role of Executive Vice President and General Manager for the End-User Computing business unit at VMware where he was responsible for strategy, products, engineering, marketing and sales. Before VMware, Poonen was President of Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP AG. At SAP, Poonen held several executive-level roles in product development and sales, leading SAP’s Analytics, Big Data, Mobile and Industry BUs. Poonen holds two patents as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science, math and engineering from Dartmouth.