IITian Arvind Krishna Becomes American IT Giant IBM’s New CEO, Succeeding Ginni Rometty

Arvind Krishna has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of American IT giant IBM, succeeding Ginni Rometty. The 57-year-old will take over on April 6. Krishna, who joined IBM in 1990, has an undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur.

“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,” expressed Krishna in a press statement released by IBM.

Ginni Rometty, the 62-year-old who will retire after spending almost 40 years with the company, described Arvind Krishna as a “brilliant technologist” and “right CEO for the next era at IBM”. She said, “Krishna 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”.

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