Director of Industry and Business Development
Esther Ahsmann-Stevens is Director of Industry and Business Development for IBM in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In this position, she leads a team of long-term Business Development executives across this diverse region, with strong industry expertise across all of IBM’s service lines and technology.
In 1997, she started her career in IBM as a mainframe programmer. Later on, she performed several roles in project management and consultancy in the telecommunications segment, specializing in a merger, transformation, organizational change, and restructuring. She gained international experience managing the operational scope of IT outsourcing to one of the global leading chemical manufacturers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Before her current role in CEE, she was in Sales and Industry Leader roles in Benelux. She is also actively engaged in global IBM projects, where she has been developing and teaching leadership and people management curricula. Esther holds a Master of Science degree in Astronomy from the University of Leiden.