IBM has appointed Catherine Lian as its managing director starting today (April 1). She is reporting to Patricia Yim, General Manager, IBM ASEAN.
Lian has 20 years of experience in IT coming from Dell Technologies where she held various management roles across ASEAN and South Asian markets including Malaysia, Korea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina and Cambodia.
Her most recent role was a managing director in Dell Indonesia. She has also played a strong role in women’s empowerment having mentored young professionals as part of the Women’s Entrepreneur Network. She is a graduate of Universiti Utara Malaysia with a degree in economics.
As MD of IBM she will be responsible for the business growth and leadership of IBM in Malaysia building on the collaboration with clients, partners, the government and communities to advance digital transformation and inclusive progress, using AI, Cloud, Blockchain and other emerging technologies.
She succeeds Chong Chye Nee who has retired from IBM.
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