Chairman And Chief Executive Officer at Arrcus Inc.
Shekar Ayyar has served as a member of our Board since July 2021. Mr. Ayyar is a member of our audit committee, nominating and corporate governance committee and technology committee, roles he has held since July 2021. Mr. Ayyar is currently Chairman of the board of directors and the Chief Executive Officer of Arrcus, Inc., a company focused on business efficiency through superior network connectivity. He has held these roles at Arrcus since joining the company in September 2021. Mr. Ayyar is also a Venture Partner at NTTVC, a role he has held since May 4, 2021. From January 2021 to May 2022, Mr. Ayyar served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of AdMY Technology Group, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company (formerly NYSE: ADMY). Prior to joining ADMY and NTTVC, Mr. Ayyar held various executive positions at VMware, Inc., a cloud computing and technology company, from 2007 to May 2021(NYSE: VMW). Most recently, he served as strategic advisor to the chief executive officer of VMware and as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Telco and Edge Cloud business units at VMware. Prior to his work with VMware, he served as Senior Vice President of Product Management at BindView Development Corporation, a software company, from 2004 to 2006 (formerly Nasdaq: BVEW). Prior to that, Mr. Ayyar served as Vice President and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Instantis, Inc., a software company, from 2000 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Ayyar led strategy and business development initiatives in communications and computing at Lucent Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications equipment company (formerly NYSE: LU). Prior to that, Mr. Ayyar was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and prior to that Mr. Ayyar served as an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Lafayette College and conducted research at Bell Laboratories. Mr. Ayyar holds a master's degree in business administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. Mr. Ayyar also holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins and a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, both in electrical engineering. We believe Mr. Ayyar is qualified to serve on our Board as a result of his extensive leadership experience in the software and cloud computing technology spaces, as well as his record of accomplishment in corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions.
Source: Altair Engineering Inc. on 04/25/2023
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