Michael Birshan Appointed As Director of Sales at IHS Markit

IHS Markit - Michael BirshanLondon based data powerhouse IHS Markit recently revealed in an announcement that the firm has hired a new Director. As per statement released by the firm, the firm has hired Mr. Michael Birshan to serve as its Sales Director for EMEA Corporate Solutions Team. IHS Markit was formed via merger of US based firm IHS and UK based firm Markit in 2016 in what turned out to be a global heavyweight in data and information services providing a wide range of data and analytical services to firms from wide range of industry such as Automotive, Financial Services, Energy, Defence & Maritime. In his new role as a sales director, Michael is based out of the firm’s office in London and will be reporting to Kelly McGeehan – Global Head of Sales at IHS Markit Corporate Solutions.

The incoming executive served as an executive of US based IT firm Symphony.com for two years prior to taking up his new role at NYSE listed data and analytics service provider. Michael joined the Symphony as Senior Account Manager in the firm’s London office back in August 2017 and was promoted twice during his 25 month long tenure at the firm and served in roles of Head of Account Management EMEA & Regional Head of Global Accounts in EMEA. In his 20 year long career, Michael has spent nearly 16 years serving in several industry leading financial data service provider and has also served as a lecturer at leading UK based educational intuitions alongside his role other roles for nearly 9 years. He began his career as Director of Finance at PowerNet Ltd – a UK based B2B electrical web procurement start up in June of 2000 post graduating with an MBA from CASS Business School.

Post serving at the firm for 26 months, he became a part –time Lecturer in Finance at European School of Economics and University of London. He spent major part of his career serving in Bloomberg for nearly 15 years having held the roles of Equity Analyst & Senior Relationship Manager at Bloomberg LP & Regional Sales Manager for UK, Middle East & Africa at Bloomberg Media Distribution. Speaking about his new role at IHS Markit, Birshan said, “I am delighted to be joining IHS Markit’s Corporate Solutions division, which serves thousands of companies globally with critical data, analytics and workflow. It is fascinating to see the amount of knowledge and expertise at IHS Markit across global industries and how it is leveraged using data science and smart technology to help corporates to make better informed decisions”.