Appointment Door - Photo by Dima Pechurin on UnsplashIFS has announced the appointment of Hoda Mansour as the Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East & Africa (APJ, ME&A). Mansour will report to Vincent Carvalho, Regional President, APJ, ME&A. She will look to help IFS expand across a region that has already seen significant growth. Recent announcements, such as the partnership with Tech Mahindra following strong results at the end of H1 2023, indicate that IFS continue to invest in its leadership. The appointment also follows that of André Robberts as the new Regional President for Southern and Western Europe and LATAM.

Vincent Carvalho, Regional President, APJ, ME&A, commented, “IFS has experienced phenomenal growth, and as we continue our trajectory in the region, I am pleased to welcome Hoda to the organization as Chief Operating Officer. Hoda’s proven track record of leading business transformation and growth, developing world-class teams, and delivering business value to customers will enable us to accelerate towards our goals.”

Hoda Mansour, Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East & Africa (APJ, ME&A). at IFS
Hoda Mansour, Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East & Africa (APJ, ME&A) at IFS

Hoda Mansour joins from SAP, where she held leadership roles across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. She is no stranger to the COO role, having worked as COO of USE & Oman during her 10-year stint at SAP. Mansour has also held positions at Oracle and Microsoft.

Mansour commented, “I am excited to join IFS at such an important time in its growth trajectory and bring my experience to the team. IFS is a leader in the industry, with a unique customer focus and truly differentiated market position. I am delighted to be on board and looking forward to working with our customers and partners.”

A strong female leader added

Carvalho has added an exceptional leader to his regional team. Mansour has been recognised several times by industry and media awards. Forbes Middle East selected her for their 2023 Top 100 Most Powerful Business Women. In 2022, Forbes Middle East recognised her as one of the Top 5 Women in Technology for 2022. She has been on the Forbes Middle East Most Powerful Businesswomen list since 2018.

Mansour has held several board positions and is currently a Non-Executive Board Member of Commercial International Bank (CIB). Chair of CIB’s Board Sustainability Committee and on the Operations & Technology Board Committee.

Enterprise Times: What does this mean

IFS continue to build out its leadership teams across the world. This latest appointment will undoubtedly assist the company in further growth in Asia Pacific, Japan, the Middle East & Africa. What is missing in the IFS announcement is her priorities in the region. That it has lured a senior executive from SAP is a testament to the opportunity that IFS provides. It has an impressive growth rate, and Mansour will have done her homework before joining.


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