Sanjay Poonen joined VMware in August 2013 and leads the company's end-user computing business, bringing more than 20 years of technology industry experience. He is responsible for strategy, products, engineering and delivery across all of VMware's end-user computing solutions. Most recently, Poonen was president and corporate officer of Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP AG. During his more than seven years at SAP, Poonen held several executive-level roles in development and sales. Poonen started SAP's analytics business in 2006, and led all of SAP's platform solutions – analytics, database, big data and mobility – to become a significant part of the company's revenue. During his tenure, he led all of SAP's industry business units, helping many solutions achieve industry-leading market positions.
Prior to SAP, Poonen held executive roles at Symantec, VERITAS and Informatica, and he began his career as a software engineer at Microsoft, followed by Apple. Poonen holds two patents as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated a Baker Scholar; a master's degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University; and a bachelor's degree in computer science, math and engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.