VMware Appoints Barry Chen as Vice President and General Manager of Greater China

VMware (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced today that Barry Chen will serve as Vice President and General Manager of Greater China, commencing today. Hereafter, Barry will lead VMware’s business development across mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan.

Barry is a VMware veteran, having spent more than ten years with the Company as the General Manager of VMware Taiwan. His leadership brought VMware Taiwan to be regarded in the industry as one of the world’s top IT innovators with multifold growth and consistently excellent performance results. A professional IT leader for over 25 years, Barry has extensive IT industry experience in both the enterprise and consumer markets. With deep industry insights, he is good at providing professional advice and helping on the digital transformation of local enterprises.

Prior to joining VMware, Barry served multiple years at leading network and software companies in various senior leadership roles across East and Central China, Taiwan, and Korea. He has also led Greater China and Asia for channels and developer alliances and services throughout his career. Barry has held additional positions that include Vice Chairman of the Taiwan Linux Consortium and is currently Director of the Cloud Computing and IoT Association in Taiwan.

“With VMware’s multi-cloud leadership and partnership with key cloud providers in region, I am excited to have Barry as the new leader for the region. With his extensive experience in driving growth and innovation, and building lasting relationships with customers and partners, Barry will play a key role in helping businesses in Greater China Region reach new heights in their digital transformation journey,” said Sylvian Cazard, Senior Vice President, VMware Asia Pacific & Japan.

“As a leading provider of multi-cloud services, VMware and partners are advancing our technology offerings to help customers gain advantages from a cloud-smart approach. In Greater China, we have been partnering with key cloud service providers and enabling local customers to navigate and thrive in today’s multi-cloud world,” said Barry. “I am thrilled to take on the role of GM of Greater China. With our booming cloud ecosystem in the region, I’m excited to drive further business growth with the VMware Greater China team by riding on the hot trends of digital transformation. I look forward to helping promote the upgrading and transformation of key industry verticals in Greater China with our commitment to empowering more local enterprises in accelerating their digital journey by bringing cutting-edge innovation into their businesses. “

Barry holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University and has completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.