New director for IBM Software at GBM

Gulf Business Machines appoints new director for its IBM Software business

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New director for IBM Software at GBM Banks joins GBM from IBM.
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 30, 2012

Gulf Business Machines has appointed a new director for its IBM Software business.

John Banks will join GBM from IBM, to oversee the development of GBM's IBM Software portfolio.

Banks has held positions with IBM in its outsourcing and software divisions in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific regions, and has also served on the industry bodies including Australian Computer Society. He has over 27 years experience in the industry in a variety of roles.

Cesare Cardone, chief executive officer of GBM said: "Having worked in software with IBM for over a decade, John brings along extensive industry expertise matured in over 30 countries. He possesses the in-depth understanding required to successfully drive GBM's software business development. He has the mission of expanding IBM's portfolio and improving the availability of IBM software technology in the region in order to evolve our customer's IT infrastructures."

Banks added: "I am extremely excited to start my new role. As GBM expands its strong and comprehensive IBM software portfolio, I believe in providing a fresh look at software for our customer base. The aim is to maintain quality IT solutions delivery and to contribute to the healthy business results of the region."

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