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Bay steps into Ingram CEO role as Monié calls time on tenure

Changes at the top for distributor as long-serving CEO moves into a executive chairman position

Ingram Micro has shuffled its senior management, with Alain Monié deciding to call time on his tenure as CEO after a decade at the helm of the distributor.

Monié will become executive chairman and will be replaced by Paul Bay, who has been executive vice-president and president, global technology solutions.

Further changes will see Kirk Robinson promoted to executive vice-president and president, North America. He will remain head of the distributor’s US business, but will add responsibility for Canada to his remit.

In Latin America, Luis Férez will be promoted to senior vice-president and president, Latin America, looking after the region while retaining his role as country boss for Mexico and head of Ingram Columbia and Peru.

The distributor has also announced the departure of Nimesh Davé, executive vice-president and president, global cloud, who has decided to “pursue interests outside of Ingram Micro” and will exit in the coming months, with Bay picking up responsibility for that team.

Ingram Micro is a remarkable organisation thanks to Alain and his leadership over the last decade,” said Bay. “Alain has been a dedicated leader and a valued mentor, consistently delivering significant innovation and growth for our customers and partners, including through targeted organic investment and M&A.

“I am honoured to be CEO of such a phenomenal team and build further on our strategic imperatives to transform and modernise the way we do business, remove complexity for our partners, and be an indispensable business behind the many brands we serve.”

Who is Paul Bay?

Bay joined Ingram Micro in 1995, working in vendor management and rose to the position of senior vice-president. He left the firm in 2006 for a spell as CEO at Punch Software before returning in 2010 as executive vice-president and president, North America. In 2016, he was named executive vice-president and group president of the Americas before being appointed executive vice-president and president, global technology solutions.

Monié will now move into a role where he will be expected to work with the firm’s owner, Platinum Equity, and Bay to continue with the growth strategy.

“It is with a profound sense of pride that after 10 years as Ingram Micro’s CEO, I am transitioning the role to a leader in Paul who clearly has the credentials and trust of his peers to continue to build on our industry leadership with a partner-first mentality,” he said.

“Over the past 11 years, Paul and his teams have dedicated themselves to our company and the industries we serve, demonstrating an unparalleled commitment to our people, our customers, our partners and our shareholders. Paul is an exceptional leader and an agile learner, and I cannot think of anyone better suited to guide Ingram Micro through our next chapters.”

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