Michael Dell takes chairman seat on VMware board
#Dell this morning officially closed its $67 billion acquisition of #EMC Federation and the portfolio of tech brands under EMC’s umbrella. As the resulting company takes shape, Dell founder @MichaelDell, who remains the chairman and CEO of the newly minted #DellTechnologies, has just been named chairman of the board for #VMware.
Former VMware board chairman Joseph Tucci is resigning, along with John Egan, who’s been a director on the VMware board since 2007. Egon Durban, managing partner and director of private equity firm Silver Lake, will take Egan’s empty seat.
Dell first announced its acquisition of EMC last October, saying the resulting conglomerate would create the largest “privately-controlled, integrated technology company”.
There’s certainly truth in this claim given the current slim-down trend in Silicon Valley, where both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM have been shedding tech commodities to focus on growth markets.