After graduating from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb and one-year employment at Dalekovod, Krešo Perica started his career at IBM Croatia in 1992 as Account Manager for Banks and Financial Institutions. He took over the position of Sales Director in 1996 and he has been employed as IBM Global Services Manager since 1999.
From July 2003 until the end of 2006, he worked as Territory Manager leading a team of sales and marketing specialists. He was responsible for the development and implementation of IBM business planning and strategy for the Croatian market. In addition to market performance through direct sales channels, he was also responsible for cooperation and sales through a network of business partners and marketing.
Due to extraordinary business accomplishments and proven leadership qualities, he was promoted in 2007 to the international function of Competitive Sales Leader for “emerging markets and innovative solutions” for CEMAAS region (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Austria and Switzerland).
On January 1st 2009, he was appointed to the position of General Director.
During his 20-plus-year career at IBM, he completed the entire IBM Management Development cycle, including executive development programmes “Global Leadership” and “Global Business Management” during his study period at IBM HQ Armonk.