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Amit Sharma

Vice President & General Manager -Operations IBM India/South Asia


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Amit Sharma was named as the Vice President & General Manager - Operations, IBM India/South Asia in March 2010. As the Chief Operations Offcer for IBM India/South Asia, an increasingly important growth market, he is responsible for successful business operations and driving the growth strategy. He has a senior line leadership role with overall responsibility for finance, corporate & business development, sales operations and strategy in addition to driving integration efforts across the global missions located in India/South Asia.

Prior to this, Amit Sharma has been in the role of Vice President - Finance, Services Delivery since May 2008 after briefly holding the role of Vice President Finance, Integrated Operations from January 2008. He was responsible for financial oversight and cost management of IBM’s Outsourcing delivery, IT Delivery and Business Process Delivery while also providing financial oversight of all resource management across all IBM business units globally and operated out of Somers, NY, USA.

Prior to being located in the US, over a 5 year period as the Vice President - Finance & Operations, India/South Asia, IBM in India had registered a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 45% in revenue and even faster growth in profits. More importantly, operating margins had improved and stabilized in spite of aggressive revenue and market share growth. He was recognized as a visible leader in India who has helped IBM in India set industry standards and received the CFO of the year award in the MNC category in the India CFO awards 2006.

Prior to his role as the CFO in IBM India, he was on assignment at the Asia Pacific HQ finance team located in Tokyo as the forecast coordinator. He had also held multiple finance and planning roles such as the Brand, Sector & Consolidation Planning Manager and the Expense Planning Manager in the ASEAN/South Asia HQ located in Singapore during the ASEAN currency crisis in the late nineties.

He holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance and International Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.

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