Full Name
Ginni Rometty
Job Title
Former Chairman and CEO
IBM; Co-Chair, OneTen
Brief Biography
Ginni Rometty became Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of IBM in 2012 and retired from the company as Executive Chairman on December 31, 2020. During her tenure she made bold changes to reposition IBM for the future, investing in high-value segments of the IT market and optimizing the company’s portfolio. Under Ginni’s leadership, IBM built out key capabilities in hybrid cloud, security, quantum computing, industry expertise, and data and AI, both organically and through acquisition. IBM acquired 65 companies during Ginni’s tenure as CEO, including Red Hat, the largest acquisition in the company’s history. She reinvented more than 50 percent of IBM’s portfolio, built a $21 billion hybrid cloud business, and established IBM’s leadership in AI, quantum computing, and blockchain while divesting nearly $10 billion in annual revenue to focus the portfolio on IBM’s high-value, integrated offerings.

Ginni is the co-chair of OneTen, an organization that will combine the power of committed US companies to upskill, hire and promote one million Black Americans over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement. She serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, where she is a Vice Chair, the Board of Trustees of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Board of Directors of JPMorgan Chase. Ginni is also a member of the advisory board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, the Singapore Economic Development Board International Advisory Council, and the BDT Capital Advisory Board.
Ginni Rometty