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Manish Chawla

General Manager, Global Industrial Products at IBM

Manish Chawla is the Global Industry GM for Industrial Products, based in Delhi, India. At IBM, Industrial Products covers the Manufacturing, Resources and Construction segments. Manish took this role in Jan 2016 after leading the IBM business in these industries in the US, and then Asia Pacific to sustained growth.

Manish oversees the business IBM does for clients globally in these industries - including solutions, services (consulting & outsourcing), software, cloud, hardware and Research engagements. Manish has direct accountability for the strategic/top clients in his portfolio globally. He is also accountable for setting cross-BU strategy for the industry, developing industry solutions, driving industry marketing, sponsoring key partnerships / ecosystem alliances as well as nurturing industry skills and domain capabilities across the sales and delivery teams.

Manish is currently focused on driving Digital Re-inventionTM and productivity for IBM’s clients in these industries including Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Cognitive Solutions, Automation and Blockchain. He has over 21 years of diverse management / technology advisory & solution experience related to global business transformations in these industries. This includes several years of frequent executive management/C-level interaction as a trusted business advisor helping his clients envision roadmaps to drive step-change in key areas of their organizations.

Manish joined IBM in 2008 in the US with a focus on Manufacturing & Resources clients, eventually moving on to lead this segment in IBM US from 2011 to 2013. He then relocated from the US to India to lead Industrial sector in Asia Pacific from 2014-15. Prior to that, Manish worked at BearingPoint US (formerly KPMG Consulting) from 1999 to 2007 and consulted with several global Industrial Sector clients on a variety of global ERP-driven transformation initiatives. Before joining KPMG in 1999, Manish worked with Accenture in India & the UK for three years focused on BPR / manufacturing cost reduction projects as well as ERP implementations.

Manish holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and a Bachelors in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi, India. He currently lives in Delhi, India with his wife and two daughters.


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