Amit Sharma, who has been serving as the Chief Operating Officer for IBM India, has now been elevated to a global role. The company has announced that he will now be working as a Chief Operating Officer for IBM GBS (Global Business Services) Application Innovation Consulting.

Amit has held several senior roles in IBM, with responsibilities spanning finance, corporate & business development, sales operations and strategy. As the Chief Operations Offcer for IBM India/South Asia, an increasingly important growth market, he was responsible for successful business operations and driving the growth strategy.

With his appointment as COO of IBM GBS, he now replaces Clare Smart, who was part of GBS Europe. Clare is now moving to a new role in the firm. IBM has not yet appointed anybody to Sharma’s previous position in India.

As per Amit Sharma’s LinkedIn profile, he joined IBM in the year 2003. From January 2003 to May 2008, he worked as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for the India and Southeast Asia region. In 2010, he became Vice President and General Manager for Operations at IBM India/SA.

Prior to his role as the CFO in IBM India, he was on assignment at the Asia Pacific HQ finance team located in Tokyo as the forecast coordinator. He had also held multiple finance and planning roles such as the Brand, Sector & Consolidation Planning Manager and the Expense Planning Manager in the ASEAN/South Asia HQ located in Singapore during the ASEAN currency crisis in the late nineties.

Amit holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance and International Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.

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