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5 Unknown Facts About IBM’s New CEO Arvind Krishna

| Published on February 1, 2020

Recently, a renowned American IT ‘IBM’ has appointed Arvind Krishna, 57-year-old, as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is all set to take over his new duties from April 06, 2020. The article is all about some lesser-known yet interesting facts about the figure.

“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,” Mr. Arvind quoted in a press conference with IBM.
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1. Studies & Publishings

An IIT-Kanpur graduate along with a Ph.D. holder in electrical engineering (University of Illinois-Urban-Champaign), this brilliant operational leader has also co-authored 15 patents and edited IEEE & ACM journals.

2. Principal Architect

IBM rewarded and tagged Arvind Krishna as the “principal architect” of the firm’s Red Hat acquisition of $34 billion which has been done with, last July. The same acquisition has been considered one of the largest in the entire history of the company.

3. The IBM

Arvind Krishna’s LinkedIn profile conveys the fact that he began working with IBM the same year he finished his Ph.D. i.e the end of the year 1990.

4. IBM’s Vice President

He happened to work as IBM’s senior vice president for cloud & cognitive software for the last year, the role he was being assigned in January 2019. His superintendence includes the IBM Cloud handle, as well as the IBM Security division & Cognitive Applications business.

5. Head Of IBM

Krishna’s nomination as IBM’s CEO contributes to the developing list of Indian-origin executives at the wheel of some of the largest multinational firms. Krishna has been included in the club that consists of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga, PepsiCo’s former CEO Indra Nooyi and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen.

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Source: BusinessToday

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