Randy Walker

  • Former Chairman/CEO

IBM Asia Pacific

Randy Walker


Randy Walker is an accomplished global CEO, P&L owner, and board director with over 35 years of international operating experience driving business and operational results. Walker is a proven international executive leader, having lived and worked in Jeddah, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, and the US. In addition to his work with The ExCo Group, Walker serves as Non-Executive Director for Vitality Global, Executive in Residence for the University of Miami Business School, and is a board member and lecturer for the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence.

Career History

Throughout his career, Walker has advised and partnered with major firms in the areas of AI, operations, business strategy, software, technology, security, acquisitions, and divestments. He has extensive experience working with the boards and C-suite executives of Global and US Fortune 100 companies.

Walker spent two decades with IBM. He served as a key member of IBM’s senior executive team. Walker managed global strategic and industry sales, responsible for $40B in revenue across the top 500 accounts. He co-led the global financial services sector, IBM’s largest sector, leading a transformational effort that converted double-digit revenue loss to growth in 2021.

Previously, he served as Chairman and CEO of IBM Asia Pacific with operational and P&L responsibility for an $8B P&L and 100K+ employees.

While based in Shanghai for five years, Walker established and led IBM’s consulting and services business across their growth market unit, covering markets across Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Latin America. This unit consistently achieved growth rates 7-10 points higher than IBM’s growth.

Walker also served as the Executive Vice President and board member of SAIC based in San Diego. In this role, he led the $4B P&L of SAIC’s Commercial and International businesses.

Earlier, after starting his career with Digital Equipment Corporation, Walker joined Deloitte & Touche and co-founded the Middle Eastern practice for Deloitte & Touche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he and his family were based for four years.


Walker holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also honored to have received the university’s Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement. Walker has a deep commitment and appreciation for the countries, people, and cultures that he and his family have experienced and remains active in pro-bono, mentoring, and civic activities.