Arvind Krishna Appointed as CEO, IBM

Published on January 31, 2020
Current context: The Board of Directors of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) had appointed Arvind Krishna as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 30th January 2020.
Arvind Krishna Appointed as CEO, IBM
  • The appointment is effective from 6th April 2020.
  • Arvind Krishna has replaced the current CEO Ginni Rometty (IBM’s first female CEO, 2012), but she will continue as executive chairman of the board through the end of 2020.
  • The company had also appointed James Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, as President at the company, effective 6th April 2020.
  • Arvind Krishna,57, is currently the senior vice president for cloud and cognitive software platform, IBM.
  • He has studied at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.
  • He joined IBM in 1990 and played a significant role in spearheading the Red Hat deal - IBM's biggest purchase in its 108-year history.
  • IBM is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, was founded in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed "International Business Machines" in 1924.


Q.1 Which Indian has been appointed as the CEO of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) replacing the current CEO Ginni Rometty?
a. Arvind Anand
b. Abidali Neemuchwala
c. Arvind Krishna
d. Rajesh Gopinathan

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