Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

12-13 June 2018

Luq Niazi

Position: IBM Global Managing Director, Chemicals and Petroleum Industries

Luq is the Global Managing Director for IBM’s Chemicals and Petroleum Industries with responsibility for worldwide industry strategy and client service, business development, solutions and platforms, alliance partnerships, senior talent, and industry centre of excellence. His strengths lie in helping clients shape and deliver large scale business and technology transformations. Luq's current focus is empowering clients to transform their organisations and capability to deliver new levels of performance through digital capabilities such as Cloud, Cognitive, Blockchain and IoT.


With over 25 years of experience across a variety of industries, Luq has a strong track record in network, asset, supply chain and customer service transformations particularly with Energy, Utilities, Chemicals, Oil & Gas and Telco & Media companies.

Luq is a member of IBM’s Global Management Board for Industries and holds a BSc (Hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University as well as an MBA from Imperial College, London. He is Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET).