Mr. Juan Antonio Zufiria Zatarain

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Juan Antonio Zufiria is General Manager Global Technology Services, IBM Europe since January 2013.

 

In his previous position, he was General Manager, IBM in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel.

 

Juan Antonio joined IBM in 1987, when he was hired as a researcher in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the company’s Thomas Watson Research Center in New York. Since then, he has held several local and international responsibilities, including Manager of AIX Products in Spain, Executive Assistant to the President of IBM EMEA, and Vice President of Business Processes, Technology and Controls at IBM Global Services Europe, Middle East and Africa. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Zufiria headed up IBM’s service business in Spain and Portugal, a position that was expanded to include Greece, Turkey and Israel from 2005 on.

 

He holds different responsibilities in several business associations, foundations and institutions. Among them, he is president of Club Excelencia en Gestión, one the main Spanish association devoted to promote competitiveness and excellence on business management; president of the Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Ingeniería del Conocimiento (Association for the Development of Knowledge Engineering); member of the Professional Council of ESADE Business School; member of the Business Leadership Forum of Instituto de Empresa Business School; and member of the High Consultative Council of the Instituto de la Ingeniería de España (Engineering Institute of Spain).

 

Juan Antonio, who is married and has two children, holds a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. He also holds an MBA from the London School of Economics