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Manish Chawla

General Manager at IBM

Manish Chawla is Global Industry GM for Industrial Products, based in Delhi, India. At IBM, the Industrial Products includes the Manufacturing, Resources and Construction segments. Manish took this role in 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. He is also accountable for setting strategy, developing industry solutions, driving industry marketing, sponsoring key partnerships / alliances such as well as nurturing industry skills and domain capabilities across the sales and delivery teams.

He has over 20 years of diverse management / technology advisory & solution experience related to global business transformations in these industries. Manish is currently focused on driving thought leadership in Digital Re-invention including Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things and IBM’s Cognitive Solutions to 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 has worked with several clients in these industries including Air Products, DuPont, Merck KGaA, Lubrizol, HMEL, QAPCO, PTT, Petronas, Shell, BP, Inpex, Reliance, BHP, FMG, Adani, WorleyParsons, ABG, etc.

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 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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