New EDS Asia-Pacific VP

Ex-bank CIO appointed

EDS has appointed former Westpac Australia IT head Michael Coomer as executive vice president for the Asia-Pacific region and leader of the company's global financial services industry organisation.

He reports directly to EDS President and CEO Ron Rittenmeyer.

Coomer has more than three decades of IT experience, including expertise across the financial services, telecommunications and defence industries.

Before joining EDS, he was group executive of business and technology services for Westpac.

He was instrumental to implementing the bank's IT and communications infrastructure and back office delivery. He also drove supply chain management best practices.

From 1994 to 2000, Coomer was CIO at the National Australia Bank. Previously, he spent more than 10 years with Rockwell International, serving in multiple executive positions focused on large-scale defence, aerospace, finance and manufacturing projects.

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