Vyomesh "VJ" Joshi (born: c. 1954) was the executive vice president of Hewlett-Packard Company's Imaging and Printing Group. He also serves as the executive sponsor for all HP operations and initiatives in India and is a member of HP’s Executive Council.
Joshi joined HP in 1980 as a research and development engineer, he would walk from his apartment to his office. He became vice president in January 2001, became President of the Imaging and Printing Group in February 2001.
After Ann Livermore stepped down as HP's enterprise chief in 2011, Joshi was the last remaining top HP executive to have direct ties to Hewlett-Packard's name-sake founders. Joshi has been described as "a superstar executive."
Joshi also served as Chairman of Phogenix Imaging LLC, a joint venture between HP and Kodak, from 2000 until May 2003, when Phogenix was dissolved. Joshi has been a member of the Yahoo! board of directors since 2005. However, he retired from Yahoo's board in February 2012, after serving for 7 years.
In 2005, Fortune magazine published a diversity list, "a list of the most influential African-American, Latino, and Asian-Americans in business, sports, politics, academia, and the arts." Joshi was one of three Indian Americans named.
Joshi's annual compensation in 2010 was $9.1 million, and he owned over $26.5 million of stock options.
On March 21, 2012 it was announced that HP will lump printers and PCs division together and that Joshi would retire, ending a 32 year career with HP. Some sources suggested he was "forced out" by CEO Meg Whitman.
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