Rajiv Ramaswami appointed CEO of Nutanix
Cloud computing giant Nutanix has appointed Rajiv Ramaswami as president and CEO, effective 9 December, and as a member of the board of directors, from 14 December.
Ramaswami succeeds co-founder Dheeraj Pandey, who previously announced his plans to retire as CEO of Nutanix upon the appointment of a successor.
According to Nutanix, Ramaswami is a seasoned technology industry executive who has held senior executive roles at VMware, Broadcom, Cisco and Nortel, having begun his career at IBM.
He has a track record of more than 30 years in building and scaling businesses in cloud services, software and network infrastructure.
In his most recent role, Ramaswami co-managed VMware’s portfolio of products and services. During his tenure, Ramaswami led several important acquisitions and played a key role in transitioning VMware toward a subscription and SaaS model.
Ramaswami says he has long admired Nutanix as a formidable competitor, a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions and a leader in cloud software.
He says he will work closely with the board, management team, and the more than 6 000 Nutanix employees around the world to build on the company’s foundation of continuous innovation and collaboration.
“Together, we will capitalise on the significant opportunities ahead and deliver on the company’s next phase of growth and value creation.”