IBM appoints Martin Chee as MD of IBM Singapore
By Digital News Asia April 17, 2020
- Will spearhead IBM’s digital transformation initiatives in Singapore
- Play key role in helping clients leverage disruptive tech such as AI, cloud computing
IBM yesterday announced the appointment of Martin Chee as the new Managing Director of IBM Singapore. This leadership announcement further demonstrates IBM’s commitment to the country.
In his new role, Martin will harness his experience in spearheading IBM's digital transformation initiatives in Singapore. He will be responsible for business growth and strengthening IBM’s partnership with clients for a cloud and cognitive-led digital transformation of their businesses. Martin will report to Patricia Yim, General Manager, IBM ASEAN.
A senior leader with two decades of regional experience, Martin started his career with IBM in the Software Group in Singapore back in 2001. Through his career with IBM, Martin has held various leadership positions in Services, Software, Enterprise in the Asia Pacific region. Most recently, Martin was Vice President of Analytics, IBM Asia Pacific.
“Singapore is of strategic importance to IBM where we are actively supporting our clients' efforts to build a competitive advantage by advancing their digital transformation journey. Building on more than 60 years of presence, IBM will continue to enhance the country’s innovation ecosystem to ensure Singapore continues to be a global hub for business, innovation and highly skilled talent,” said Yim.
“I am delighted that Martin is bringing his regional leadership experience and extensive understanding of digital transformation, from ideation to implementation, to IBM Singapore. With his deep client insights, strong track record and passion for empowering clients, I am confident Martin and his team will make a difference. He will play a key role in helping clients leverage disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, Quantum and world class security,” added Yim.
Martin holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the National University of Singapore and started his career as an Intellectual Property lawyer before switching to the IT industry.