Senior Executive - IBM Middle East and Africa
Juan Jose de la Torre (J.J.) is IBM’s Digital Transformation Leader for Middle East and Africa, from where he helps IBM clients to embrace digital technologies to create new transformative customer experiences. A telco, media and digital senior executive with almost two decades of experience across America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
His drive and expertise has led to him to hold senior positions with global multinationals including IBM, Orange, TeliaSonera, Etisalat and Booz&Company. In line with this and by creating and successfully trading three start-ups, invested in 14 companies and mentored more than a 100 companies., J.J. combines a unique blend of corporate, consulting and entrepreneurial experience. He has also advised the UN and OECD in mobility and innovation.
J.J. holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters from La Salle and an Industrial Engineer degree from Adolfo Ibanez. A former professional DJ, J.J. enjoys travelling and adventure sports. He currently lives in Dubai with his wife Maria and his two sons.
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