Ashesh Badani is senior vice president of Cloud Platforms, responsible for leading Red Hat’s broad hybrid cloud portfolio, including product development and go-to-market strategy for Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat Cloud Suite, and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure. In this role, Badani has helped to solidify Red Hat as a hybrid cloud and enterprise Kubernetes leader. Notably, under Badani’s leadership, Red Hat 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, he oversaw product line management and marketing for the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio, including Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and its developer tools and 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 and has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and finance industry in established and emerging companies.