IBM Malaysia has a new head
By Digital News Asia February 27, 2013
- 27-year-old vet to head Big Blue Malaysia, spearheading it to the next growth phase
- Succeeding Ramanathan Sathiamutty, who has laid good groundwork for the future
IBM has appointed Paul Moung (pic) as the new managing director of IBM Malaysia, succeeding Ramanathan Sathiamutty, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
The appointment will take effect on April 1, 2013, the Armonk, New York-based computing giant said in a statement.
Spanning a 27-year career in management with IBM, Moung has held several senior executive roles within the company. Moung was the first Asian to be appointed to the role of general manager of Hong Kong in 1994.
He has also served as general manager, Software Group Asean/South Asia; vice president, Storage Systems Group for Asia Pacific; vice president, Systems & Technology Group/ Business Partners for Asean/ South Asia; and vice president, Systems & Technology Group, Japan.
Prior to this appointment, Moung was the vice president for Cloud and Smarter Planet, Growth Markets. Under Moung’s leadership, IBM has achieved significant growth in cloud computing revenue.
Moung was also instrumental in developing cloud-enabled new business models for IBM clients and business partners in the healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing industries, IBM said.
Cordelia Chung, regional general manager, IBM Asean said, “Paul’s unique client focus and his diverse leadership experience with growth markets, Asia Pacific, Asean and country teams, make him the right person to lead IBM Malaysia.
“Rama has put in place a strong business ecosystem and a high-performing IBM team in Malaysia, which will provide an excellent foundation for Paul to lead IBM Malaysia in its next growth chapter.”
Chung also thanked Rama for his leadership and for his focus on delivering higher value to IBM’s clients. Under his stewardship, IBM Malaysia has helped clients capitalize on emerging growth trends such as Smarter Commerce, Analytics and Smarter Cities.
During this time, IBM has also made new and significant investments in the global delivery centers in Malaysia in recent years and collaborated with institutes of higher education to nurture high-value science and technology skills and talent in the country.
“I am confident that under Paul’s leadership, Malaysia will continue to be a key market for IBM,” added Chung.