Kirill Korniliev holds the position of IBM VP, Enterprise and Commercial, CEE since July 2015, being responsible for business development in 29 countries in this region.
Previously for the period of 13 years Kirill held the position of IBM Russia & CIS General Manager. He managed three major markets – Russia, Ukraine, and the rest of CIS. A growth plan executed under his leadership to accelerate profitable and controlled growth across the region has resulted in the business increase for more than 7 times as compared to 2002. IBM has expanded its presence in RCIS from one town (Moscow) to 14 towns in Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.
Prior to the role of General Manager, Kirill held the position of Distribution Channels Manager, IBM East Europe & Asia, for 5 years. He managed Enterprise Server Group, Software Group, Personal Systems Group, Business Partners Organization, and Marketing with focus on channel business development.
Over his 20-years IBM career, Kirill has held a succession of positions including Country Operations Manager, IBM Russia & CIS (1997 - 1998), and several positions within IBM Global Services (1993 – 1997).
Kirill comes from an academic background. Before joining IBM in 1993 Kirill worked at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute for about 10 years.
Kirill received a Ph.D. degree from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, where he majored in cybernetics and computer science. Kirill also holds an MBA degree from Henley Management College, UK.
Kirill is the member of the Executive Committee of the Moscow International Business Association, and the board of the Association of Computer Enterprises in Russia (APKIT). Kirill is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the S-Petersburg Graduated School of Management (GSOM), a leading business school in Russia.