VMware announces EMEA vice president

VMware appoints Henri van der Vaeren as vice president for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa

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VMware announces EMEA vice president  VMware Appoints Henri van der Vaeren as Vice President for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa (VMware)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  February 9, 2016

VMware, cloud infrastructure and business mobility firm, has appointed Henri van der Vaeren as vice president for South Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

With 25 years of management experience in the IT and telecoms sector, Henri van der Vaeren will be responsible for strategy, development and management of VMware's operations throughout the region. Based in Paris, he will report directly to Pierre Brulard, senior vice president & general manager for EMEA.

Brulard said: "It is our great pleasure to welcome Henri, whose talent and experience will help drive the development of our One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device strategy, offering businesses in the region the means to innovate and transform their business operations."

"I am delighted to be joining VMware, to help our customers in their digital transformation using software-defined technologies," added Henri van der Vaeren. "I am ready for the challenge of accelerating our business growth within the southern region, further developing partnerships with our customers and partners, based on a mutual desire to transform business processes and deliver value through IT innovation."

Henri van der Vaeren's previous appointments includes five years at SAP, where was managing director for France and BeLux, and a member of the EMEA Executive Committee. Prior to that, Henri reported to the CEO of Colt Telecom, working as managing director of a region covering up to 12 Western Europe countries, after holding various management positions for Belgacom and France Telecom.

He was also a Syntec Numérique board member, the French ICT companies association, and chaired the Belgian Telecom Operators Platform, Belgium's telecom operators association.

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