Jesus Mantas is the global leader of Strategy, Offerings, Technology Assets and M&A for IBM Global Business Services (GBS), a $17B unit of IBM. He is responsible for driving innovation and embedding Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT, Cloud, Quantum computing and Data Science in GBS offerings and services to create exponential value for clients.
Jesus is a member of GBS' Global Operating and Global Executive Teams, IBM chairman’s acceleration team and co-chairs the IBM Hispanic diversity council. He is passionate about technology, leadership development, diversity, inclusion and developing learning agility for his teams. He has co-funded two AI startups and acts as mentor to a number of entrepreneurs.
Previously, Jesus has held various P&L leadership positions at IBM over the last 10 years. As the global leader of GBS Business Consulting, he returned it to growth by simplifying and realigning practices towards as the world’s largest cognitive consulting practice. He lived in Sao Paulo for 4 years and led IBM Latin America Global Business services through 17 quarters of consecutive growth. He led Global Business Services for the Enterprise Sector in North America, and he was one of the key visionaries behind enterprise mobility and Smarter Planet solutions at IBM.
Jesus joined IBM from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a partner in the High Technology Practice, and a lecturer at the University of California Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business. He has a Master’s degree in Telecommunications and Software Engineering, a Business Administration degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain and served as an officer in the Air Force of Spain. He earned the “Great Minds in STEM” 2017 Corporate Executive Excellence Award in North America.