IFS has announced the appointment of Hoda Mansour as the chief operating officer for Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East and Africa (APJ, MEA).
Prior to joining IFS, Mansour worked for many multinational software companies, including SAP, Oracle and Microsoft in regional and global capacities, most recently leading SAP’s Business Process Transformation Practice across Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Mansour’s leadership and impact has been acknowledged by Forbes Middle East, recognizing her as one of the 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen in 2023. This followed her recognition by Forbes Middle East as one of the Top 5 Women in Technology for 2022 and being on the Forbes Middle East Most Powerful Businesswomen list since 2018.
In addition to this, in March 2023, she was appointed as non-executive board member of Commercial International Bank (CIB), was selected to chair CIB’s board sustainability committee and is a member of the operations and technology board committee. She is a member of the board of governors of the American Chamber of Commerce since June 2021 and served as vice president and board member of the German Chamber between September 2020 and September 2022.
Commenting on her new appointment, Mansour said: “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.”
Vincent Carvalho, regional president, APJ, MEA said: “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.”