VMware Appoints Ben Fathi CTO

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VMware has appointed Ben Fathi chief technology officer. Mr. Fathi most recently served as senior vice president, R&D, at VMware and has been with the company since 2012. He will report to Pat Gelsinger, VMware chief executive officer.

Mr. Fathi has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, with an expertise in developing operating system software. In his prior role at VMware as senior vice president, R&D, he led teams responsible for core VMware products and product innovations.

Prior to joining VMware, Mr. Fathi served as a senior vice president at Cisco leading the operating systems and networking protocol teams. Prior to Cisco, he held multiple roles at Microsoft over 12 years, most recently as corporate vice president of development for the Windows core operating system division.

Mr. Fathi holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Computer Science, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

Mr. Fathi succeeds Steve Herrod who served as VMware’s chief technology officer from 2008-2013.

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