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Mimi Poon appointed as new GM for IBM Hong Kong

Hong Kong – Global technology company IBM has appointed Mimi Poon to be its new general manager in Hong Kong. In her new role, Poon will oversee IBM’s business operations and strategic development in Hong Kong and Macau.

More recently, Poon was the director for the software group at IBM Hong Kong, where she was in charge of the company’s data and AI, automation, security and AI application software portfolio and the expert labs to support clients in both Hong Kong and Macau.

She also held several roles at IBM such as technology leader in Hong Kong and client director for banking and finance. She is also an IBM Industry Academy member and a trusted advisor and partner to banks in the Greater China region.

Speaking on the new appointment, Xudong Chen, general manager at IBM Greater China Group, said, “Mimi is our top female leader with in-depth knowledge of Hong Kong’s clients and market. She has strong C-suite client-facing relationships and has been advising many clients, especially in the banking industry, in designing their hybrid cloud and AI journeys.” 

Chen added, “With her strong leadership and proven track record, I’m confident that she will lead the Hong Kong team to help clients innovate and lead the company to new heights.”

Poon succeeds Charles Kiang, who has assumed the role of technology leader at IBM APAC.