Sanjiv Gupta relocated to the Philippines in 2019 to head IBM’s Client Innovation Center in the country. The Philippines is one of the six global sites under IBM’s globally integrated capabilities. As the President for IBM’s entities in the country delivering business transformation and hybrid cloud services for global clients, Sanjiv is accountable for the execution of application management and consulting engagements in the areas of digital, artificial intelligence, cloud modernization, enterprise applications, and automation cutting across multiple technologies and platforms.
In the more than 27 years that Sanjiv has been with the company, he has led versatile portfolios and demonstrated himself to be a decisive, commercially savvy, and result oriented leader. His asset is his interpersonal skill, leveraging which he has consistently built strong relationships with his clients and groomed motivated leaders under him. He defines his leadership style through a three-pronged approach: (a) Make decisions fast and communicate them in unambiguous terms, (b) Motivate people to deliver with passion, and (c) Personal hands-on engagement to remove hurdles that hinder progress.