Mauro (Paul) Gomes is one of the key IBM executives in the global CIO organization. With more than 35 years in the IT business he currently has three major roles in the company. He is the Director of Application Portfolio Management, he is the highest CIO executive in the LA region overseeing and providing guidance to around 600 CIO professionals. And last but not least, he was appointed in 2012 as the Site Executive for IBM Brazil Hortolandia site; one of IBM’s largest
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Although Paul was born and grew up in the capital of
Sao Paulo in Brazil, he spent more than 30 years in the US. He moved to that country in 1980 when he was only 19 years of age. At IBM, Paul has 29 years of service mainly in the United States when he was hired in 1983. Most recently, he converted to IBM Brazil and plans to continue his career in Latin America.
Overall, Paul has held several executive and non-executive positions along the years at IBM. From 2009 through 2011 and while on an International Assignment in Brazil, he was the Latin America Director of around 2,500 IT professionals responsible for IBM’s internal account systems both locally and worldwide.
Prior to this assignment in Latin America, Paul was the Director of Operations and Employee IT Advocacy at
IBM in reporting to the Chief Information Officer at that time. He was responsible for the day to day operational cadence across all of Somers, NY IBM business transformation executives; including all geographies, business units and corporate functions.
Prior to that, Paul held several executive positions in the CIO, Integrated Supply Chain and Integrated Product Development organizations. He was then responsible for the application development and maintenance of many businesses and IT transformation solutions. Paul also spent a great deal of his time at IBM in the Software Group division. There he was responsible for several management and non-management positions across the different parts of the division.
Outside his normal day to day work, Paul has always been a leader in
IBM’s Global Workforce Diversity programs; with special focus on the Latino constituency across the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey Tri-state area in the US. He was the Executive Advisor of LatinNet; a local NY IBM Hispanic Diversity Network Group. Since coming back to Brazil in 2009, he has become a member of the Rotary International Club of Campinas involved in many community services. He has also been heavily involved with his church Santa Rita de Cassia in Campinas and also a member of the Business Affairs Committee at Amcham Campinas.
Paul holds an MBA in Technology Management from the
Phoenix University in Denver, a Bachelor Degree in CIS from the Chapman University in California and an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming from Essex Community College in New Jersey. Paul likes to volunteer in his local community and enjoys very much the game of soccer. He speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish. He has two daughters who live in the US Jennifer and Juliet. In Brazil he has a son Caio. He is married to Edilamar Barbosa.