Khawar Mann OBE
Evercare Group
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Jesus Mantas

New York, NY, USA

Chief Strategy Office & Managing Partner

IBM Global Business Services

Jesus Mantas


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.

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C-Suite Study Finds Market Leaders Prioritize Trust

There’s no question that companies need to get a better handle on data...“But that is not sufficient unless each one of your stakeholders actually trusts the data you’re providing and what you’re doing with it,” says IBM Managing Partner Jesus Mantas.

Biogen Announces Three New Nominees for Election to Board of Directors

Biogen today announced the nomination of John R. Chiminski, William A. Hawkins and Jesus B. Mantas to stand for election to the company’s board of directors at its 2019 annual meeting of stockholders, scheduled for June 19, 2019. “We are excited to announce the nomination of John, Bill and Jesus for election to Biogen’s Board. Their diverse backgrounds and experience in scientific, medical, and digital innovation are highly complementary to our pioneering vision,” said Michel Vounatsos, Biogen’s Chief Executive Officer.

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Jesus Mantas’ Background

Chief Strategy Office & Managing Partner
Jan 2018 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Jesus is Chief Strategy Office & Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services.
Managing Partner & General Manager, IBM Business Consulting
Jan 2016 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Jesus Mantas is the Managing Partner and General Manager of IBM Business Consulting. He is responsible for Digital, Cognitive, Analytics, Cloud Business Solutions, Enterprise Applications, Alliances & Global Process Services in IBM Global Business Services.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Board Director
Jun 2019 - Present
Cambridge, MA, USA
Biogen are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops & delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological & neurodegenerative diseases as well as related therapeutic adjacencies.

Jesus Mantas’ Education

Business Administration
1991 - 1994
MA, Telecommunications & Software Engineering
1986 - 1992