Arvind Krishna

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Arvind Krishna
Born1962 (age 58–59)
CitizenshipUnited States[2]
EducationIIT Kanpur (BTech)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (MS, PhD)
OccupationChairman & CEO of IBM
EmployerIBM
PredecessorGinni Rometty

Arvind Krishna (born 1962) is an Indian-American business executive serving as Chairman and CEO of IBM. He has been the CEO of IBM since April 2020 and took on the role of Chairman & CEO in January 2021.[3] Krishna began his career at IBM in 1990, at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center,[4] and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2015, managing IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software and IBM Research divisions. He was a principal architect of the acquisition of Red Hat, the largest acquisition in the Company’s history.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Krishna was born in West Godavari, India.[1][7] His father, Major General Vinod Krishna, was an army officer who worked for the Indian Army and his mother, Aarathi Krishna, worked for the welfare of Army widows.[8][9]

Education[edit]

He completed schooling in Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, before receiving a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1985.[7] He subsequently moved to the United States to earn a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1991.[10][11][12][13] He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both IIT, Kanpur and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Career[edit]

Professional Career[edit]

Krishna joined IBM in 1990, at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center,[4] and continued in Watson Research for 18 years till 2009. Next he held General Manager role in Information management software and systems and technology group of IBM. In 2015, he was promoted to senior vice president of IBM Research.[14] He later became senior vice president of IBM's cloud and cognitive software division.[7]

He also led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain.[15][16] He was a driving force behind IBM's $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, which closed in July 2019.[17][6]

He was appointed IBM's CEO in January 2020, effective April 6, 2020,[18] succeeding Ginni Rometty, who had served as CEO since 2012.[19] He joined Satya Nadella, Shantanu Narayen, and Sundar Pichai as an Indian CEO of a major United States technology company.[20][21]

Research[edit]

He has co-authored more than a dozen patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively in technical journals.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "IBM names Indian-origin Arvind Krishna as CEO". Deccan Chronicle. Asian News International. January 31, 2020. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "IBM's 'surprise' CEO: Arvind Krishna to take over from Ginni Rometty". Reuters. January 31, 2020. Archived from the original on April 15, 2020. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  5. ^ "Arvind Krishna". LinkedIn. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Morris, David Z. (February 3, 2020). "What you need to know about new IBM CEO Arvind Krishna". Fortune. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "Arvind Krishna ascends beyond cloud at IBM". Economic Times. February 1, 2020. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  8. ^ Sangani, Priyanka (February 3, 2020). "Industry leaders, peers raise a toast to good news". Economic Times. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  9. ^ John, Sujit; Phadnis, Shilpa; Das, Avik (February 1, 2020). "Indian-origin technologist Arvind Krishna to lead IBM, joins club of global Indian CEOs". Times of India. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  10. ^ Krishna, Arvind. https://www.linkedin.com/in/arvindkrishna/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ Lohr, Steve (January 30, 2020). "Ginni Rometty to Step Down as C.E.O. of IBM". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on January 31, 2020. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  12. ^ "Arvind Krishna: IBMer who joins elite Indian-origin CEOs' club". Outlook. Indo-Asian News Service. January 31, 2020. Archived from the original on January 31, 2020. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  13. ^ "IITian Arvind Krishna appointed CEO of global tech giant IBM; 5 little known facts about him". Business Today. January 31, 2020. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  14. ^ Morgan, Timothy Prickett (January 12, 2015). "IBM Reorganizes To Reflect Its New Business Machine". IT Jungle. Archived from the original on January 1, 2020. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  15. ^ Mendonca, Jochelle (January 31, 2020). "IBM raises IITian Arvind Krishna to CEO effective April". Economic Times. Archived from the original on March 5, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  16. ^ a b "Meet Arvind Krishna, the IIT Kanpur graduate who will be new CEO of IBM". Mint. January 31, 2020. Archived from the original on January 31, 2020. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  17. ^ Fortt, Jon (April 6, 2020). "IBM's new CEO takes over today — here's his plan". CNBC. Archived from the original on October 9, 2020. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  18. ^ Fitch, Asa (January 30, 2020). "IBM's Ginni Rometty Steps Down as CEO". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  19. ^ Carville, Olivia (January 30, 2020). "IBM Names Arvind Krishna CEO, Replacing Ginni Rometty". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2020. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  20. ^ Bhattacharya, Ananya (January 31, 2020). "IBM has just given American big tech its third Indian-origin CEO". Quartz India. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  21. ^ Khan, Tahira Noor (February 1, 2020). "Arvind Krishna Becomes Latest Indian-Origin Executive To Lead a Global Tech Giant". Entrepreneur. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved August 28, 2020.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Ginni Rometty
CEO of IBM
2020–present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ginni Rometty
Executive Chairman of IBM
2020–present
Succeeded by