IBM has appointed Paul Burton as General Manager of its Asia Pacific (APAC) business. He takes over from Brenda Harvey who is assuming a senior role with the company in the US.
Burton is responsible for strategic and operational matters related to sales, marketing, services and delivery operations across Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Korea, India, and the Greater China region, including Hong Kong and Taiwan.
He will also play a critical role in enabling IBM’s capabilities across its global centres of excellence, and research and innovation labs in the region.
The former CEO of Mastech Infotrellis will drive the growth of IBM’s data and analytics business. This also involves expanding the company’s global footprint and adding new and differentiated service offerings to its technology stack.
“The IBM of today has been refocused around two primary sources of client value: technology and business expertise. While the entire portfolio has been reoriented around the two most transformational technologies of our time: hybrid cloud and AI. I’m both energised and excited by the opportunity to bring this value to our clients,” said Burton, who previously held leadership roles in the US and Asia working across IBM’s software and consulting businesses.