Full Name
Paul Papas
Job Title
Global Managing Partner
IBM Business Transformation Services
Brief Biography
Paul Papas is the Global Managing Partner of IBM’s Business Transformation Services responsible for IBM’s Consulting, Technology & Analytics, and Business Process Outsourcing services. He leads a 50,000 person global team that helps CEOs and other C-suite executives reinvent their businesses by leveraging the latest technology innovations.

Paul is a member of IBM’s Performance Team, a group of the company’s most senior executives, selected by IBM’s Chairman, responsible for the company’s business performance. He is also a member of the IBM Global Business Services Operating Team. Known as a serial “intrapreneur” and “growth and change agent”, Paul has led the launch and global scaling of several new IBM businesses including IBM iX and the company’s Enterprise Strategy Consulting services, and has successfully led the M&A process for multiple services acquisitions.

Paul cares deeply about people and giving back. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of New York City, is IBM’s Senior Location Executive for New York City, sits on IBM Women’s Executive Council and IBM’s Industry Academy Advisory Board. He has actively sponsored several initiatives using his team’s capabilities to help nonprofit organizations including the Children’s Defense Fund, the New York Historical Society, P-Tech, and 48in48.

He was named one of the world’s “Top 25 Consultants” by Consulting Magazine. Additionally, he was named among the world’s top 5 CRM Influential Leaders and the “King of Commerce” by CRM Magazine. Paul is a frequent public speaker at events including the Fortune CEO Summit, The Paley Center for Media, Dreamforce, Cannes, DMEXCO, and Think. Before joining IBM in 2002, Paul was a Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and has held multiple leadership roles throughout his 30-year career.

Paul is a native New Yorker who lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He and his wife are avid supporters of the arts and NYC and are long-standing members/supporters of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet, the New York Historical Society, the Public Theater, and the Central Park Conservancy.
Paul Papas