Box Hires Former GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi to Lead Company’s Growth in Federal Government Sector

Sonny Hashmi, Box

Sonny Hashmi, Box

Online file sharing and personal cloud content management service company Box, based in Los Altos, Calif., announced March 19 the appointment of Sonny Hashmi, who will be charged with leading the company’s efforts in the federal government arena. He previously served as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

“The federal government has made significant moves toward deploying cloud systems, consolidating data centers and reducing redundancy in government IT, driving more efficiency and better collaboration,” Box CEO Aaron Levie said. “We are excited to continue to support and accelerate these major trends, and Sonny’s innovative leadership is just what the industry needs to accelerate the adoption of cloud and mobile technologies. We’re incredibly thrilled to have him join Box and help drive our momentum and growth in the federal space.”

“With Box, federal agencies have the opportunity to both save millions of dollars by moving off legacy systems as well as to create a much more agile and iterative approach to government IT, all while ensuring the protection and security of critical content,” Hashmi said. “I am excited to join this innovative company and play a significant role in establishing a strategic vision for the transformation of federal IT.”

Hashmi also served as GSA’s Deputy CIO and CTO. Prior to joining GSA, he was the Deputy CIO for the District of Columbia, Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Hashmi also has experience working in the private sector.

Hashmi earned a master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University and a master’s certificate in innovation management from the University of Maryland.

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