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Jesus Mantas

IBM Global Business Services

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.

Jesus has held IBM various P&L leadership positions during 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.

Jesus Mantas’ Newsfeed

08 Jan 2019
Artificial Intelligence's Renaissance: Manoj Saxena On The Next Decade Of AI -- And Beyond

For example, IBM’s Jeopardy project was more than just a publicity stunt. From a research perspective, the challenges to demonstrate a working open-domain artificial intelligence system were enormous...IBM’s head of Consulting Strategy and Cognitive Assets, Jesus Mantas, explained that winning the game show was about challenging what was possible. 

04 Dec 2018
IBM teams up with Thought Machine to hawk cloud-based core banking...

Jesus Mantas, managing partner, IBM Global Business Services, says: "Most banks are constrained by their legacy core banking systems. Vault offers the first core banking platform built in the cloud from the ground up..."

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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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Jesus Mantas’ Education

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