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Corporate EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development and GM, Telco NFV Group at VMware
Shekar Ayyar joined VMware in June 2007 and serves as the company's strategy and corporate development efforts as well as general manager of VMware’s Telco NFV group, which is designed to help communications service providers accelerate innovation and launch new services faster, easier and with less expense through virtualization of telecommunications core networks and network functions. In his Strategy and Corporate Development role, Ayyar is responsible for aligning strategy and long-term planning across VMware businesses as well as managing the company's mergers and acquisitions, and strategic investments. Under his leadership the company has executed on several acquisitions including Nicira and Airwatch.