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Ashesh Badani

Senior Vice President, Cloud Platforms

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Ashesh Badani is Senior Vice President of Cloud Platforms, responsible for leading Red Hat’s broad hybrid cloud portfolio. This includes product development and go-to-market strategies for Red Hat® OpenShift®, Red Hat OpenStack® Platform, Red Hat Virtualization, and Red Hat developer tools. In this role, he has helped solidify the company as a hybrid cloud and enterprise Kubernetes leader. Under Badani’s leadership, Red Hat has also expanded OpenShift from an award-winning Platform-as-a-Service solution to the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, with 1,000+ customers spanning all regions and industries.

Previously, Badani oversaw product line management and marketing for the Red Hat JBoss® Middleware portfolio, including Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and its developer tools, as well as SOA, business rules, and portal offerings.

Badani has played a significant role around strategy, analysis, and integration for key Red Hat acquisitions, including CoreOS in 2018 and the acquisition of FuseSource from Progress Software in 2012, to bolster Red Hat’s integration portfolio.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Badani served as Director of Product Management and Product Marketing of Integration and Application Platform Products at Sun Microsystems. He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and finance industry in established and emerging companies.