VMware, a global cloud infrastructure and business mobility organisation, has appointed a new senior vice president and chief communications officer.
In her new role that is effective today, Claire Dixon will lead VMware’s global communications team including public relations, industry analyst relations, stakeholder engagement, employee communications and thought-leadership campaigns.
“Claire is joining us at an exciting stage of VMware’s growth,” comments Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, Customer Operations, VMware.
“A substantial opportunity lies ahead for VMware as we build on our strengths in the software-defined data center, mobile and cloud, and increase the value to our customers as we lead them through their digital transformation efforts.”
“Claire’s rich experience in communications will help us take our business to the next level.”
Dixon joins VMware from eBay where she was vice president of Global Communications. At eBay, Dixon led global external communications including media, executive communications, consumer PR and eBay’s digital and social channels.
While at eBay, Dixon fought a proxy battle with activist and investor Carl Icahn and led global communications around a significant cyber-attack, before going on to manage communications for the spin-out of PayPal from eBay.
Dixon was also responsible for eBay’s Global Impact comprising Corporate Responsibility, eBay for Charity and the eBay Foundation.
Before joining eBay, Dixon led U.K and then European communications at the consumer products division of global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Prior to GSK, Claire held communications roles at consumer product giant Unilever and global PR agency Weber Shandwick.
“I am delighted to take on the role of custodian of VMware’s company narrative and communications efforts,” says Dixon.
“While the company is well-positioned today, I am looking forward to advancing VMware’s goals by bringing the company narrative compellingly to life for our stakeholders to demonstrate the extraordinary business and social value of VMware and its products and services.”