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Chief Strategy Officer
Vishal Lall is Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Head of Strategy and Venture Investments (Pathfinder) at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this role, he works closely with the Board, CEO and the Executive Committee on strategic topics that cut across the company and on those that are specific to various business units. In particular he focuses on the company’s portfolio, M&A, partnership and go-to-market strategies. He also manages HPE’s Pathfinder programme that makes venture investments in emerging, next-gen companies, and incorporates these technologies into HPE solutions.
Vishal’s mandate is to develop and refine the company’s strategy to align with a rapidly changing market, shifting customer buying behavior, evolving business models and shifting revenue and profit pools. He works closely with the various business units on their strategic imperatives and with the finance organisation to develop and implement strategic plans that maximise shareholder value. He also runs HPE’s strategic planning process that results in the company’s long-term strategic and financial plans.
Prior to his current role, Vishal held various leadership roles at HPE as well as at HP, including Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Head of Strategy for the Software BU. Prior to joining HP, Vishal was President and CEO of Eventus, a software and services company providing solutions to the health care industry. Previously, Vishal was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton (Booz & Co.), where he led numerous assignments to develop growth and transformation strategies for technology clients, spanning software, hardware and services.
Vishal holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He resides in San Francisco and his current office location is at the HPE headquarters in Palo Alto, California.