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Vice President Technical Sales and CTO

Sabine Holl

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IBM
IBM
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Information Technology, Sales / Business Development

United Arab Emirates

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English, German

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Multinational (>1000)

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C-level executive

c-level

“Happy to elaborate on my motto in our first session!"

innovation inclusion growth
Sabine can support with:
Agile development / project management Decision-making Risk-taking Coding / software development Conflict management Crisis management Customer experience management / service management / relationship management Data analytics & business intelligence Goal setting and scheduling Intercultural communication Interpersonal skills Leadership skills Motivational skills Negotiation / sales People development / HR Product development Public speaking Team management & leadership Training / facilitating
Sabine's work experience:
Information Technology Sales / Business Development Manager (Co-)Founder C-level executive NPO / NGO Multinational (>1000) United Arab Emirates

Sabine Holl is a seasoned IBM executive with over 25 years of experience in technical sales, solutioning, and innovation across multiple regions and markets. She is currently the Vice President Technical Sales and CTO for Middle East and Africa, leading large and diverse teams of specialists, architects, and advocates who help IBM's clients accelerate and transform their business leveraging Hybrid Cloud and AI.


Sabine has a proven track record of building organizations, developing talent, and delivering results in complex and dynamic environments. She started her career as a mainframe services consultant in IBM Austria, where she became a subject matter expert and a certified IT specialist, publishing several books and teaching workshops worldwide. She then expanded her scope and impact by introducing first of a kind technologies and digital solutions to new and emerging markets in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa. She is also a co-founder of a social enterprise that provides education and food security in Kenya. Sabine is passionate about innovation, inclusion, and growth, and strives to empower her teams and clients to achieve their full potential.

Sabine is open for:
some brainpicking 🧠 grabbing an occasional coffee ☕ doing regular check-ins ✅ connecting and networking 🛜
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