KARACHI: IBM announced today the appointment of Asif Ahmad as the new General Manager of IBM Pakistan. Effective 01-April-2021, Asif Ahmad will take charge of his new role. Ahmad succeeds Ghazanfar Ali, who led the position at IBM since 2016. Ghazanfar Ali is set to take on a new leadership role at IBM Middle East and Africa.
In a public statement Ahmad commented,
“Technology adoption is not only vital to a successful, more competitive business but a key driver to economic development and growth. I am privileged to lead IBM Pakistan and, together with my colleagues, work with governments and clients across the country to help them reap the benefits from IBM’s hybrid cloud and AI portfolio.”
Hossam Seif El-Din, General Manager for IBM Middle East and Pakistan said,
“Ahmad is a respected leader with a solid track record for developing high-performing teams and being a true partner to our clients, helping them with their transformation journeys. I am confident that Ahmad will bring unique value to our clients and stakeholders in Pakistan and help accelerate their hybrid cloud and AI strategies.”
Ahmad joined IBM in 2011 and held a number of key roles within the company, including country sales manager and public sector sales leader for IBM Pakistan. He also served a number of strategic roles in leading international technology and telecommunications companies.