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Arvind Krishna To Take Over As IBM’s CEO

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has elected Arvind Krishna, 57, as chief executive and a member of the Board of Directors. Krishna currently serves as IBM senior vice president for IBM’s cloud and cognitive software division and had played a major role company’s acquisition of Red Hat Inc.

Arvind is the right CEO for the next era at IBM,” Rometty said in a statement. “He is a brilliant technologist who has played a significant role in developing our key technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He is also a superb operational leader, able to win today while building the business of tomorrow. Arvind has grown IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive Software business and led the largest acquisition in the company’s history. Through his multiple experiences running businesses in IBM, Arvind has built an outstanding track record of bold transformations and proven business results and is an authentic, values-driven leader. He is well-positioned to lead IBM and its clients into the cloud and cognitive era.” stated IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who will continue as executive chairman of the Board and serve through the end of the year after which she will retire almost after 40 years of association with the company.

Arvind to take charge of his new role effective April 6.

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(Read Original Story: IBM names Arvind Krishna CEO, effective April 6 in MarketWatch)


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