Vasu Jakkal

Vasu Jakkal is a passionate champion of building a better, safer, and more resilient world for all. She brings nearly 20 years of technology industry experience to Microsoft, where she is responsible for Microsoft’s Security business which includes Security, Compliance, Identity, Management, and Privacy. Her role encompasses crafting the strategy, partnering to shape product roadmaps, and defining the go-to-market motions that help customers simplify and fortify their security posture. Vasu is a dedicated advocate for diversity, and for expanding the opportunities for women in all fields of technology.

Prior to Microsoft, Vasu served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of FireEye, overseeing the company’s global marketing organization. Previously to FireEye, she was vice president of corporate marketing at Brocade. Earlier in her career, she served as Chief of Staff to LSI’s CEO and was Head of Strategic Initiatives and Marketing for the company. Prior to LSI, she was at Intel for more than a decade in a variety of leadership roles in marketing, engineering, strategy, and general management. 

Vasu holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune. She is also a graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Education in Strategic Marketing Management program.

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