Erich Clementi

Erich Clementi

Senior Vice President, Global Integrated Accounts and Chairman, IBM Europe

Mr. Erich Clementi, born on 5 December 1958 in Bolzano, Italy, holds a degree in business administration from the Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck (Austria).

Prior to his current position, he was Senior Vice President, IBM Global Markets, with responsibility for IBM’s businesses in North America and Europe. He also served as Senior Vice President for IBM Global Technology Services. In this role, Erich had worldwide responsibility for cloud computing services, IT and business process outsourcing, project-based services, technical support services and global delivery. In recent years, Erich was IBM Vice President, Strategy and General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives. He ran IBM’s strategy function responsible for identifying major growth opportunities for the company and driving integration across IBM’s businesses. As part of this, Erich oversaw IBM’s cloud computing strategy including global sales, business development and go-to-market solutions for enterprise clients. He was also General Manager of Business Systems Division in IBM’s Systems and Technology Group as well as the General Manager of IBM’s Managed Business Process Services division, which became one of IBM’s fastest growing businesses. Between 2003 through the end of 2005, Erich was General Manager of IBM’s “System z” division. From 1999 through 2003, Erich held several leadership roles in corporate strategy, marketing and sales. He also ran enterprise system sales across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Additionally, he oversaw the marketing and sales of IBM’s entire hardware line, including IBM’s server computers as well as printers, storage devices, networking components and microelectronic products. Throughout the 1990s, Erich directed IBM sales and marketing operations for banking and financial accounts throughout Europe. He was director, Finance Sector, for IBM Europe’s Central region, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany after previously heading sales and marketing for IBM’s key banking operations in Central Europe and Russia, as well as in Milan, Italy. After joining IBM in Milan in 1984, Erich held a variety of technical and sales-professional positions in Italy and the South Tyrol region. He is a member of IBM’s Performance Team and Growth & Transformation Team.

Member of the Supervisory Board of E.ON SE since 2016; term of office will end at the close of the Annual General Meeting in 2021.

Specific expertise and experience for membership on the Supervisory Board of E.ON SE:

Mr. Clementi has a great deal of experience in managing large business divisions and strategic processes, in particular in designing innovative realignments to take advantage of growth opportunities. He has profound experience in the digital business and with the global issue of Industry 4.0, the digitization of customer processes as well as cyber security. In addition, he is familiar with German codetermination structures.

Other supervisory board seats:

None

Information as of January 2018