Former IBM Senior Vice President Erich Clementi Joins DGAP as Senior Associate Fellow

Erich Clementi joined DGAP’s Technology and Global Affairs Program in February 2021 as a senior associate fellow. In his 35-year career at IBM, Clementi held various leadership positions, working in six countries and three different business units. At DGAP, he will focus on issues related to digital transformation, technology and regulation, and the consequences of digitalization.


“We are delighted that Erich Clementi, an acknowledged expert in digital transformation, will further strengthen DGAP’s digital expertise,” said DGAP Director Dr. Daniela Schwarzer.

In the early 2000s, Clementi led IBM’s largest hardware systems unit and, from 2008 to 2010, was responsible for IBM’s corporate strategy. Until 2014, he led IBM’s worldwide technology services business.

From 2015 to 2017, Clementi served as IBM senior vice president global markets and chairman IBM Europe with regional responsibility for all IBM business in North America and Europe. Until his retirement in April 2019, he was IBM senior vice president global integrated accounts and continued to be chairman of IBM Europe. From July 2016 to 2021, he was a member of the supervisory board of E.ON SE.

Clementi holds a business administration degree from the Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck, Austria.

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