CIO

Informatica(Strategic 100 2010)

The company’s acquisition of Master Data Management infrastructure technology provider Siperian for US$130 million.

Global HQ: Redwood, California, US Website: www.informatica.com

Global leader: Sohaib Abbasi, chairman and CEO

Local leader: Jonathan Stern, country manager, Australia and

New Zealand

Core activity: Data integration software and services

Revenue: US$500.7 million (FY2009, ended December 31)

Key customers: 3Com, AGL, Allianz, Aventis, Brocade, Carphone Warehouse, Dell, Electronic Arts, EMI Music,

Employees: 1900

It would seem that many people of influence believe that Informatica is in very good hands, evidenced by the honour of Chairman of the Year having been bestowed upon the data integration software vendor’s chairman and chief executive Sohaib Abbasi at the 8th Annual American Business Awards in June.

Abbasi was selected from more than 2700 executives in this year’s awards.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, Abbasi joined Informatica in July 2004.

Another notable event in the past 12 months was the company’s acquisition of Master Data Management infrastructure technology provider Siperian for US$130 million.

Stuart Finlayson