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US CEO of the year, VMware's Pat Gelsinger, with Gadget editor-in-chief Arthur Goldstuck

The employment website Glassdoor has named Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, the best CEO among US large companies in its annual survey of Top CEOs.

Gelsinger received an astonishing 99% approval rating and jumped 77 positions compared to last year, to reach the top of the rankings for the first time in his career. His success was attributed, in part, to investing in company culture and keeping innovation front of mind. VMware has 24,000 employees globally.

Gelsinger, along with other VMware executives, has made himself available to Gadget regularly, being interviewed by editor-in-chief Arthur Goldstuck at both the Mobile World Congress and VMworld in Barcelona in recent years.

Gelsinger has been CEO of VMware since September 2012. Before that, he was the first chief technology officer at Intel and, more recently, president and chief operating officer of EMC Information Infrastructure Products at EMC,

He said of the latest accolade: “Fostering an innovative company culture is paramount to us at VMware, especially now as we enter our next phase of growth. Ours is one ofthose rare work environments where our people understand they have an opportunity to transform the impossible into the essential.

“At VMware, we strive to innovate in everything we do, and we seek candidates who share our passion and excitement for solving the most difficult problems for our customers and want to drive the future of technology.”

* Read the Glassdoor interview with Pat Gelsinger here: https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/vmware/

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