VMware has announced the appointment of Henri van der Vaeren as vice president for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Based in Paris, van der Vaeren will be responsible for the strategy, development and management of VMware’s operations throughout the region. He will report directly to Jean-Pierre Brulard, senior vice president & general manager for EMEA.
Henri van der Vaeren has nearly 25 years of management experience in the IT and telecoms sector. He most recently spent five years at SAP, where he 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.
“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,” said Brulard.
“I am delighted to be joining VMware, to help our customers in their digital transformation using software-defined technologies,” said 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 holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Solvay Business School in Brussels, and has completed an Executive MBA at Harvard Business School.