Emma de Sousa
"At Insight we are dedicated to bringing positive change to businesses, communities and individuals through technology. By inspiring my team to strive for success, we continue to innovate and push the boundaries of what good looks like."
Get to know Emma.
From the very start of her career, Emma recognised the importance of taking advantage of opportunities to expand her skillset, developing her talents in areas including sales, finance, operations, people management and marketing. This, in turn, has provided her with the tools to deliver significant results, at every juncture of her career.
Emma began her career as a British Airways Revenue Manager, overseeing Japan and Central Asia as part of a graduate program. This position provided her with a fantastic footing to develop her financial acumen.
Hungry to build upon her knowledge base, Emma subsequently secured a leadership role at a leading retail chain which helped to shape her understanding of how to head up a people-focused organisation, instilling in her one of the key principles she lives by today: success is down to the investment you place in people.
Emma joined Insight in 2003 as a Sales Manager, progressing through the ranks to Sales Director, EMEA Operations Director and General Manager (Germany), VP of southern Europe, UK MD and SVP EMEA marketing.
With 18 years of experience at Insight, undertaking a number of different roles in international locations, she has now risen to the position of President, Insight EMEA. Through every role, she has maintained a strong focus on helping clients. “It’s not about providing technology,” Emma says, “but about delivering meaningful business outcomes.”
Highly respected among her peers, Emma has built a considerable reputation for her collaborative, results orientated approach, assisting clients as they strive to grow their businesses by harnessing the power of technology. According to Emma, Insight’s solutions are at the forefront of change. As the Insight EMEA President, Emma focuses on cloud and digital transformation — two areas that enable businesses to do more.
The dynamism and pace of innovation in the technology industry excites Emma as she helps clients realise new opportunities.
“Technology is a means for enterprises to achieve their goals, I am constantly considering what their challenges are and how Insight’s solutions can help deliver positive results aligned with their organisational objectives,” she says.
She’s found that one of the most impactful ways to deliver those positive outcomes is to inspire and motivate her teammates. As EMEA President, Emma is passionate about futureproofing the business by inspiring the next generation of leaders to continue Insight’s success.