Vice President, Strategy and General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives
Erich Clementi was named IBM Vice President, Strategy and General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives in December, 2008. Prior to that, he was General Manager of Business Systems Division in IBM's Systems and Technology Group.
Erich runs IBM’s strategy function responsible for identifying major opportunities for the company and to drive integration across IBM's businesses.
In recent years, Erich was the general manager of IBM’s Managed Business Process Services division, serving clients who wished to optimize and run their business processes through a worldwide network of IBM global delivery centers. This became one of IBM’s fastest growing businesses.
Between 2003 through the end of 2005, Erich helped lead the historic resurgence of the IBM mainframe as general manager of IBM’s System z division.
From 1999 through 2003, Erich held several leadership roles in corporate strategy, marketing and sales. He also ran enterprise system sales across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. And he oversaw the marketing and sales of IBM’s entire hardware line, including IBM’s server computers as well as printers, storage devices, networking components and microelectronic products.
Throughout the 1990s, Erich directed IBM sales and marketing operations for banking and financial accounts throughout Europe. He was director, Finance Sector, for IBM Europe’s Central region, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany after previously heading sales and marketing for IBM’s key banking operations in Central Europe and Russia, as well as in Milan, Italy.
Joining IBM in Milan in 1984, Erich held a variety of technical and sales-professional positions in Italy and the South Tyrol region. He is Chairman of the IBM Germany Supervisory Boards, a member of IBM’s Performance Team and Innovations & Values Team. Erich holds a degree in business administration from the Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria.