Summit APACSpeakers Grace Ho

Grace Ho

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Strategy Leader, IBM ASEAN

Grace Ho is Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Strategy Leader of IBM ASEAN, where she is responsible for Brand and Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Marketing of IBM’s portfolio of hardware, software and services, which includes routes to market such as digital, social and partners. In addition, as Strategy Leader, she has business transformation responsibilities to tighten the interlock between sales, marketing and product groups so as to derive synergies from integration, and achieve scale in execution at the country level.

Prior to IBM, Grace was Chief Commercial Officer of Singapore Post Limited (SingPost), responsible for the commercial strategy and execution of SingPost’s marketing, sales and commercial operations for Singapore and International business. She played a pivotal role in transforming the operations of the commercial team, particularly in the go-to-market of Postal and Logistics business in domestic and international markets. In addition, she was instrumental in strengthening SingPost’s brand strategy and thought leadership in digital and social channels.

Prior to SingPost, she was Head of Marketing for SAP Asia Pacific and Japan, where she led the transformation of Marketing to become more aligned with SAP’s business outcomes and more digitally relevant to how customers want to buy.

Grace possess over 20 years of sales and marketing experience internationally and regionally in the IT industry. She held several senior-level sales and marketing positions at prestigious organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computers, Microsoft and Motorola Solutions. She was Country President and APAC Head of Sales at Motorola Solutions. In her 10 years at Microsoft, she also held several leadership roles, including Global Director of Product Management, Asia Pacific Marketing Director for Enterprise Solutions, and Enterprise Solutions Sales Director for Singapore.

Grace is an active member of YPO and she is the current Honorary Secretary of YPO Singapore Chapter.

A passionate professional about leadership and transformation, she is active in sharing her insights and leadership experiences; she was featured on Women In Business – Financial Times Online , People section of The Straits Times, AI In Content Marketing and more recently on BangkokBizNew.

Grace was appointed to the Board of Directors for NTUC Link in July 2016.

Grace holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, Australia; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry from the National University of Singapore.