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Harry Van Dorenmalen

IBM Europe
Chairman of IBM Europe

Speech topic: Astronomy and Industry 

Harry van Dorenmalen was appointed chairman of IBM Europe on October 1, 2010. He represents IBM to European institutions and other authorities such as NATO and the European Defence Agency on issues of international public policy and business regulation. In this role he also oversees the company's corporate citizenship, environmental affairs, intellectual property, standards development, venture capital and university relations activities across the region.

Harry takes on this responsibility in addition to his role of Country General Manager, IBM Netherlands, a position he has held since 2005.
Harry started his career at IBM in 1982 as a programmer. Since then he has held a series of leadership positions including Vice President of IBM’s Industrial Sector business in EMEA, responsible for the Automotive and Electronics sector, and Managing Director for IBM’s business with Royal Philips Electronics. He has also been Director of IBM’s Service Delivery Organisation in Europe and has enjoyed spells in the company’s professional services, manufacturing, application development and consulting divisions.


Harry sits on the Advisory Board of the Lisbon Council and the Electronic Communication Platform Netherlands and serves as board member on the Netherlands National Council for Cyber Security; the Dutch Employers Organisation and the Economic Development Board Amsterdam. He is also a Foundation Board member at top Lausanne-based business school IMD. Since December 2010, Harry has been Chairman of the Dutch IT industry association, Nederland ICT.


Harry holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Delft. He is married and has two daughters.