Ingram Micro is reshuffling its executive leadership team and the changes will affect most markets and all continents. The changes will go into effect 1 August, apart from changes in Latin America, beginning in January 2014.
Ingram Micro CEO Alain Monie said the changes are designed to “take full advantage of the diverse and complementary experience, tenure and skill sets” of the company’s senior execs.
“These executive moves further increase the resources and focus devoted to executing on our strategies and driving solid, profitable growth across all of our businesses,” said Monie. “We are fortunate to have an excellent team of global leaders ready to take increased responsibilities and I look forward to continuing to work closely with all of our executives to deliver on our near- and longer-term global growth, profitability and total shareholder returns commitments.”
One of those senior execs is Shailendra Gupta, who was named new senior executive VP, Mobility. Gupta has spent the past six years heading Ingram Micro’s Asia Pacific operations and he will remain in Singapore. He will continue to report to Monie as a member of the company’s executive leadership team.
John Soumbasakis will take his place, as he will be promoted to senior executive vice president and president, Asia Pacific. He currently has the same post in Latin America. Soumbasakis is a rising star in the company and he previously served as senior vice president for Ingram Micro’s Specialty Solutions Division in North America.
Alain Maquet will assume the position of senior executive vice president, corporate. Maquet will also assume responsibility for the company’s Latin American operations through the end of 2013 and will provide guidance and support for the leadership transition as discussed below. For the past four years, Maquet has served as senior executive vice president and president, Europe.
Mike Zilis will take over Latin America, as the new executive vice president and president. Zilis was promoted to his current role as executive vice president, Asia Pacific, in 2012. In this capacity, he supports Gupta in oversight of the region’s operations, while also leading special projects for the region.
Maquet and Zilis will be based in Miami.
Gerhard Schulz will be promoted to senior executive vice president and president, Europe. Schulz currently serves as senior vice president, central and eastern Europe. Schulz has a great track record in Germany, which is the largest and most profitable market for Ingram in the entire region.