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Svend Erik Kundby-Nielsen

General Manager, Systems and Technology Group, IBM Australia and New Zealand

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Svend Erik is the General Manager for IBM’s Systems and Technology Group (STG) in Australia and New Zealand.  In this role, Svend Erik is responsible for sales, marketing and operational support across all IBM hardware brands including Power, Storage, Blade and Systems x and z.

Svend Erik joined IBM in 1999 and has held a number of professional and management positions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark. 

Most recently, Svend Erik was Director of Server & Technology Group Platforms for IBM Scandinavia based out of Denmark. Prior to this role, he was Executive and Director of Strategy and Business Transformation for all of Eastern Europe including the Commonwealth of independent states (CIS) as well as for the Middle East where he had overall responsibility for the development and the implementation of IBM's Business Strategy and Model(s) – for all IBM brands (hardware, software & services) and all markets (40+ countries).

Before joining IBM, Svend Erik held senior positions at various financial institutions including Dresdner Bank AG and Lannung Bank. 

He holds a Master of Science, Economics from the University of Copenhagen.   Svend Erik resides in Sydney with his wife and two daughters.