Paul Burton

General Manager, IBM Asia Pacific

Paul Burton is General Manager, IBM Asia Pacific, responsible for overall business results and client success in this diverse and dynamic economic region. He is based in Singapore.

Paul previously served IBM for many years in both Asia and the US across the Software and Consulting businesses as Vice President & Partner, IBM Global Business Services, and Vice President, IBM Software Group. 

Before rejoining IBM after a 7-year hiatus, Paul served as Senior Vice President and Business Leader for the Analytics and Research business of Genpact, a global professional services firm delivering digital transformation. Subsequently, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Mastech InfoTrellis, a specialist data management and advanced analytics firm, and an IBM Global Elite Partner, charged with driving the growth of the company's data & analytics business through the expansion of its global footprint. 

Paul also served Hewlett-Packard as a Consulting Partner. He began his career in the US Army where he held a variety of challenging leadership assignments culminating with service in Operation Desert Storm. 

Paul holds a Ph.D. in International Development, a Law Degree, an MBA, a Masters in National Security Strategy, and a Bachelors in Political Science and Economics. He is an avid pilot and cave diver in his spare time.