Elly joined Pitango in September 2020. Prior to joining, he was General Manager of IBM North America and Chairman of IBM Japan.
At IBM, he also held the positions of President – Japan, General Manager – Latin America, and General Manager – Growth Markets Systems and Technology Group. Elly is a global leader specializing in digitally transforming businesses for growth in both emerging and mature markets with a focus on building high performance teams and restructuring operations, go-to-market, and routes-to market. He began his career as an operating systems and applications software developer.
Currently, Elly serves on the board of Netafim, Cellebrite and the United Way of New York City.
Elly graduated valedictorian from the University of Miami in Florida, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis on international business. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Elly is a citizen of the USA and Israel and has lived in Brazil, China, France, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, and Switzerland.