Come April 1, IBM Malaysia will have a new managing director.
Paul Moung will take over the top post from Ramanathan Sathiamutty who is leaving the company to pursue other interests, the company said in a statement.
Prior to this appointment, Moung was the vice-president for cloud and smarter planet for emerging markets.
Moung’s 27-year career in management with IBM has spanned a variety of senior executive roles. He brings with him invaluable experience and insights gained from his assignments across Asia Pacific.
He was the first Asian to be appointed to the role of general manager of Hong Kong in 1994. He has headed IBM’s software, storage and systems technology groups in various countries in the Asia- Pacific region.
Cordelia Chung, IBM Asean regional general manager, said Moung’s extensive leadership experience with growth markets and teams in Asia-Pacific and Asean made him the right person to head the Malaysian team.
“Rama has put in place a strong business ecosystem and a high-performing IBM team in Malaysia that will provide an excellent foundation for Paul to lead IBM Malaysia in its next growth chapter,” she said.
Chung added that under Rama’s stewardship, IBM Malaysia had helped clients capitalise on emerging growth trends such as Smarter Commerce, Analytics and Smarter Cities.
“IBM Corp has made new and significant investments in the global delivery centres in Malaysia in recent years and collaborated with institutes of higher education to nurture high-value science and technology skills and talent in the country." she said.
"I am confident that under Paul’s leadership, Malaysia will continue to be a key market for IBM,” added Chung.