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VMware appoints Yusuf Shiraz as new Country Manager for Sri Lanka and the Maldives 

  • Reinforces VMware’s commitment to deliver innovations to accelerate cloud and digital transformation journeys 

VMware announced the appointment of Yusuf Shiraz as the new Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives. Armed with almost two decades of experience in the IT industry, Yusuf will focus on leading VMware’s business development, growth and strategy across Sri Lanka and Maldives, while strengthening the company’s presence and customer relationships. In his new role, Yusuf will also strengthen the delivery of VMware’s cutting-edge innovations to help organisations boost business agility, scalability, and resilience in today’s distributed environment. 

“The pandemic has permanently changed the way we live and work. As Sri Lanka and Maldives shift their gears towards recovery and growth, a robust digital foundation will be critical in enabling organisations to reach greater heights by harnessing frontier technologies such as Cloud and modern applications and accelerating business innovations,” said VMWare General Manager and Country Leader – Asia Emerging Markets Nitin Ahuja. “With Yusuf’s extensive experience in driving growth and innovation across leading organisations in the nascent economies, we are confident that he will play a pivotal role in enabling our customers and partners in their transformations.” 

Prior to his current appointment, Yusuf was the Partner Business Manager at VMware where he led the company’s partner and go-to market strategies across Sri Lanka and Maldives in the past year. Before joining VMware, Yusuf was a Business Head at Dell Technologies and Country Business Head at Lenovo. In his leadership roles, he led strategic accounts and was responsible for the end-to-end business strategy and growth across multiple nascent economies including Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan. 

“This is an exciting time for organisations in Sri Lanka and Maldives as we are at the crossroads of digital transformation and innovation. As organisations continue to respond, adapt and accelerate their transformation journey, I am looking forward to working closely with the tech ecosystem to help them strengthen their digital infrastructures and move faster to the future,” said VMware Country Manager – Sri Lanka and Maldives Yusuf Shiraz. 

Shiraz graduated from LCC InfoTech Indonesia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Anglia Ruskin.