Pactera Appoints Michael Kung as Chief Information Officer
BEIJING, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pactera, a global IT consulting and solutions provider and China’s largest technology service provider, has recently announced the appointment of Michael Kung as Chief Information Officer (CIO). He will directly report to Pactera CEO Tiak Koon Loh as Senior Vice President.
Mr. Kung has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has served at a number of multinational companies. Prior to Pactera, he worked at Microsoft for 16 years, taking senior management and leadership roles at SQL Server, Exchange, Dynamics, MS IT and MS Open Technologies operations. Mr. Kung also served as manager of the Oracle8 global project group at Oracle, and as an AIX operating system architect at IBM. In addition to his experience in global IT integration and implementation in the field, Mr. Kung has also led multinational teams to work together and realized the successful operation of MSIT China. Mr. Kung holds an M.S. in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Washington.
Upon joining the management team at Pactera, Mr. Kung will lead IT operations to improve service and operational capabilities of the company’s internal systems, and help functional departments design and implement system applications functions to improve working efficiency and reduce operational costs. In addition, he will serve as a strategic business champion to coordinate technical resources and realize customer value through enhancing business department capabilities.
Mr. Tiak Koon Loh, CEO of Pactera, stated “I am looking forward to Michael Kung joining Pactera and am confident that he will be successful in building a strong, well-recognized and professional IT organization that further strengthens the company’s brand advantage in IT services. With his extensive experience in a number of top IT companies in different markets, deep understanding of emerging technology innovation and integrated business processes and designs, as well as comprehensive insights into the core competitiveness of corporate customers, Michael will play an important role in the company’s efforts to develop information strategies, to integrate information systems and to use information management technologies to enhance its decision-making and implementation systems.”
The appointment is the second major personnel announcement that Pactera made in recent days. With Curtis E. Dalton and Mr. Michael Kung taking positions as Chief Information Security Officer and CIO, respectively, Pactera has established a core elite team consisting of information security and information services professionals to enhance the company’s competitiveness.
Mr. Michael Kung Career Highlights
- Current Position: Senior Vice President and CIO of Pactera
- Prior Positions:
- Senior Director, Microsoft Open Technologies at Microsoft, Senior Director, Microsoft Healthcare Solutions Group
- General Manager, Microsoft IT China at Microsoft, Group Program Manager, Microsoft