- Indian origin Arvind Krishna elected as new CEO of IBM succeding Rometty, the present CEO of IBM.
- Presently, he is serving at IBM as a senior vice president at cloud and cognitive software.
IBM is a well-known and dominating IT company all over the world. However, Indian-origin Arvind Krishna has been selected as a new CEO of IBM. The present CEO, Virginia Rometty described him as a “right CEO for the next era at IBM”. Also, she mentioned, “he is well-positioned to lead IBM into the cloud as well as the cognitive era”.
The Board of directors of IBM elected Krishna. Presently, he is IBM senior vice president for cloud and cognitive software. However, he will succeed Virginia Ginny Rometty.
He is the student of IIT, Kanpur. Also, he did a PhD in electrical Engg. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-champaign. However, he joined IBM in 1990. After a long service at the company, he grabs the post of CEO.
He said in the press release, “I am thrilled and humbled to be elected as the next Chief Executive Officer of IBM, and appreciate the confidence that Ginni and the Board have placed in me”.
Also, he added, “IBM has such talented people and technology that we can bring together to help our clients solve their toughest problems.”
In addition, Krishna expressed that “I am looking forward to working with IBMers, Red Hatters and clients around the world at this unique time of fast-paced change in the IT industry. We have great opportunities ahead to help our clients advance the transformation of their business while also remaining the global leader in the trusted stewardship of technology”.
After elected as an IBM CEO, he joins the club that includes CEOs of a big firm. Such as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. Also, MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and PepsiCo’s former CEO Indra Nooyi.