Jackie Korhonen, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Infosys Australia and New Zealand, spoke at the ADC Future Summit 2012.
Jackie Korhonen is responsible for Infosys company strategy and leadership across Australasia. Jackie brings over 25 years of experience in leadership positions in Australia and Asia.
After graduating with dual degrees in Science and Chemical Engineering, Jackie started her career as an engineer, working her way up from a technical customer service role to executive roles in some of the IT and BPO industry’s largest companies. From 1985 to 2008, she lived and worked in Australia, Singapore and China, developing customer partnerships across Asia Pacific.
Since joining Infosys in November 2008, Jackie has focused on realigning the Australia & New Zealand business to partner with clients in large transformation opportunities. Initiatives include the launch of Infosys local consulting & systems integration practice, Telstra’s selection of Infosys as one of only two key strategic partners in applications development, and a formal expansion into the New Zealand market. Jackie also heads up Infosys’ financial services practice in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Jackie is recognized for her thought leadership and is a frequent keynote speaker at local and global conferences. Passionate about giving back to the Australian community, she has “slept rough” for the last few years as part of the ‘CEO Sleepout’ to help raise millions of dollars and greater awareness of homelessness in Australia. In addition to serving as a director on the board of sourcing consultancy The Portland Group, Jackie is a director of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak body of Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) industry.