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Bete F. Demeke

President and Board Vice-Chairman
Project Mercy

Bete is the President and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Project Mercy, a US-based NGO implementing programs designed to eliminate poverty in rural communities. Prior to joining Project Mercy, Bete had over thirty years of experience with IBM in Information Technology. His last post was as the Vice President of Software for IBM’s Growth Markets, headquartered in Shanghai, China. He was responsible for managing a multibillion-dollar business and leading over five thousand employees, in more than 140 countries, across Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Bete was a member of IBM’s Growth and Transformation Team (GTT) – a selected group of senior IBM executives that are change-agents for transformation and growth of the company. Following a two-year sabbatical from IBM to serve in Project Mercy, Bete retired from IBM in mid-2016.





SEWF 2019

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