26 - 28 June 2019
Marina Bay Sands
& Suntec Singapore
Speaker Profile - Gery Messer
General Manager, Global Technology Services
IBM Asia Pacific
In January 2018, Gery (Gerhard) Messer was appointed General Manager for IBM’s Global Technology Services (GTS) business in Asia Pacific. Gery is responsible for GTS’ performance across four markets; Australia & New Zealand, ASEAN, India & South Asia, and Korea. This appointment is a return to where it all began for Gery, having started his career at IBM in his native Switzerland in the 1980’s.
GTS is the largest IT services provider both in Asia Pacific and the world. A major business unit within IBM, GTS runs the foundational systems that support many of the world’s leading banks, airlines, governments and industry. Prior, Gery held a variety of top leadership positions within some of the world’s leading global IT firms including; EMC, Deloitte, SAP, Red Hat, and NGA Human Resources.
Most recently Gery was Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Century Link from 2013-2017. Century Link is a hosting, cloud and IT services company that powers hybrid IT for 98% of the Fortune 500. Gery oversaw a turnaround of performance, and expansion into key markets such as China and Australia.
A proven senior executive with 30+ years of international high tech services experience, Gery is a well-rounded executive excelling at both sales and operations, recruitment, and building strong cohesive teams. Gery has lived and worked in Asia including Singapore, Seoul and Shanghai for more than 25+ years.
Gery received an MBA from the University of Berne (Switzerland) in 1985. In 2001, Gery was a Global e-Fellow in UPenn’s Wharton School of Business.
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