By Colin Kellaher


VMware Inc. on Wednesday said it has tapped company veteran Rangarajan Raghuram as chief executive to replace Pat Gelsinger, who left the enterprise-software company to take the top post at chip giant Intel Corp.

VMware said Mr. Raghuram, who has been chief operating officer of products and cloud services since October 2016, will become CEO and join the board on June 1.

Mr. Raghuram, 58 years old, joined the Palo Alto, Calif., company in 2003.

Zane Rowe, who stepped in as interim CEO when Mr. Gelsinger left in February, will return to his role as executive vice president and chief financial officer, the company said.

VMware also said Sumit Dhawan, currently senior vice president and chief customer officer, will now serve as president, leading all go-to-market functions. Mr. Dhawan joined the company in 2013.


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May 12, 2021 08:39 ET (12:39 GMT)

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