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Jesus Mantas

Senior Managing Partner

IBM Services

New York, NY, USA

Jesus Mantas
Khawar Mann OBE
SX2 Ventures
Maria Lina Marcucci
Kedrion S.p.A

Biography

Jesus Mantas is Sr. Managing Partner at IBM Services, the professional services arm of IBM. IBM Services is built upon the ideas of reimagination and reinvention, guiding clients through disruptions in the business landscape by helping them design, build, and run businesses using advanced technology. After IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat in 2019, Jesus led collaborative efforts in developing new services and tools that help clients with rapid, secure application modernization.

Jesus has been with IBM since 2002 and previously held leadership roles in IBM Business Consulting and IBM Global Process Services divisions. Over the course of his more than 35 year career, he has become a global leader in AI and cloud technology and is often invited to speak at global conferences and in interviews with leading business and scientific programs and publications.

He served on the Global AI Council of the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, sharing his expertise on emerging trends in AI technology. He was invited to be part of a Bloomberg panel titled “The Year Ahead: Redefining Corporate Responsibility” at Davos 2020 and was featured in an SHPE interview on the first ever Hispanic Delegation at the WEF.

In addition to his executive roles at IBM, Jesus chairs the IBM Hispanic Diversity Council and is a member of the IBM Services Executive Board, GBS Global Executive Board and IBM Chairman’s Acceleration Team. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Biogen, a world leader in neuroscience therapies, and has been honored on the list of Top 100 Hispanic Executives in Technology and Top 25 Global Consulting leaders by Consulting magazine.

Jesus has a master’s degree in Telecommunications and Software Engineering and a Business degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. He also served as an officer in the Spanish Air Force.

Jesus Mantas’ Newsfeed

IBM
Untapped potential: The Hispanic talent advantage

Jesus Mantas co-authored this report that is built upon a survey from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). The survey both underscores this untapped potential and identifies actions that businesses can take to close the talent gap. This study explores four critical areas: Key factors that support Hispanic advancement in organizations; How discrimination in US society limits Hispanic advancement; How specific personal experiences with discrimination blunt the potential and motivation of Hispanic talent; How and why Hispanic women face particularly challenging hurdles.

PR Newswire
Hispanic Star Releases New Book, "Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power"

The new book showcases the undeniable contributions of the Hispanic community. Contributor Jesus Mantas, senior managing partner, IBM Services wrote "I have been blessed by many great mentors, the hard-working discipline instilled in my upbringing by my family, and my fair share of opportunities. I enjoy paying it forward and helping our Hispanic community thrive…"

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Jesus Mantas’ Background

IBM Services
Senior Managing Partner
Jan 2018 - Present
New York, NY, USA
IBM Services is a leader in the Information Technology and Services industry dedicated to working with clients to design effective solutions for a range of technology and design needs.
IBM Services
Managing Partner & General Manager, IBM Business Consulting
Jan 2016 - Jan 2018
New York, NY, USA
As Managing Partner and GM, Jesus was responsible for Cognitive, Analytics, Cloud Business Solutions, Enterprise Applications, Alliances and Global Process Services in IBM Global Business Services.
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Jesus Mantas’ Gallery

Current Board Positions

Biogen
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.

Media

Being 'authentic' is 'better for society and better for business': IBM exec on diversity
Interview
Oct 2020
New York, NY, USA
Jesus Mantas, Senior Managing Partner at IBM Services, joins Ines Ferré to discuss current changes in the industry due to the Covid pandemic, We Are All Human’s Hispanic Promise initiative, and the power of being your authentic self in life and business.
IBM Think Digital Event Experience
Interview
May 2020
New York, NY, USA
Jesus Manta joins Dave Vellante, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, during the IBM Think Digital Event Experience. They discussed the impact of COVID-19 on behavioral change, disruption to Fortune 500 companies caused by failure to digitally transform, and dependence on automated tools to analyze global data on a much wider scale.
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Accreditation

IBM
The IBM Way
New York, NY, USA
The IBM Way is the IBM Services way of thinking and acting. It’s focused on embedding innovation, consistency and quality in everything we do, and it’s how we seek to redefine and differentiate IBM Services for the Cognitive Era.
IBM
Enterprise Design Thinking
New York, NY, USA
Enterprise Design Thinking is IBM's approach to applying design thinking at the speed and scale a modern enterprise demands. It helps our teams not only form intent, but deliver outcomes - outcomes that advance the state of the art and improve the lives of the people they serve.
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Publications

Untapped Potential: The Hispanic Talent Advantage
Co-author
Dec 2020
New York, NY, USA
Untapped Potential builds upon research done by the IBM Institute for Business Value that confirms that professional advancement opportunities play a significant role in helping senior Hispanic executives achieve their success. The report also identifies key challenges facing the Hispanic community and also also presents an Action Plan that organizations can implement and follow.
"Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power"
Contributing Writer
Nov 2020
New York, NY, USA
"Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power" showcases more than 90 stories with diverse backgrounds, experiences, challenges, and ongoing contributions being made by this strong and resilient community in the U.S.
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Awards & Endorsements

HITEC Top 100
Honoree | 2019 & 2020
New York, NY, USA
The HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) 100 is comprised of the 100 most influential and notable Hispanic professionals in the technology industry.
Consulting Magazine Top 25 Global Leaders in Consulting
Honoree
2019
New York, NY, USA
Consulting magazine aims to highlight the very best in the consulting profession. 2019 was the Year Two of their Global Leaders in Consulting award.

Speaking Engagements

HITECH Fall Leadership Summit
Host
Nov 2020
Jesus Mantas, Senior Managing Partner, IBM Services, hosted a Fireside Chat with IBM President, Jim Whitehurst, who discussed his career spanning from consulting to running an established innovative company. The conversation also touched on key leadership skills he developed while working at companies like Red Hat and Delta and what he believes drives culture in the workforce.
Personal Rubicons: Beyond resilience-authentic leadership, adversity and the science of always smiling
Featured Speaker
Sep 2020
At Twin Tech 2020, Jesus Mantas shares his personal journey through discovering authentic leadership and living at the intersection of technology and its use.
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Jesus Mantas’ Education

Harvard Business School
Corporate Governance
2019 - 2020
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Post-degree studies, Business Administration
1991 - 1994
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