VMware Happy as Barry Chen Takes the Reins


VMware has 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 Sylvain Cazard, Senior Vice President, VMware Asia Pacific & Japan.

“Over the past 10+ years, VMware has been committed to empowering local enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation in the Greater China market, with our leading global IT solutions and services that meet their actual business need,” said Barry Chen. “I am thrilled to take on the role as Vice

President and General Manager of Greater China, and I hope to continue and expand our collaborations with local customers and partners. In the digital era, VMware’s leading cloud smart strategy and multi-cloud technologies can enable digital transformation of traditional industries and support the rapid growth of the emerging industries. We aim to help local enterprises seize business opportunities, accelerate their business innovation, and explore the new ‘blue ocean’ of digital economy together.”

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