Arvind Krishna Becomes IBM CEO

IBM announced that Arvind Krishna has been elected as new IBM Chief Executive Officer, replacing Virginia Rometty, who will continue as Executive Chairman of the Board and serve through the end of the year.

The IBM Board of Directors has elected Arvind Krishna as the new CEO of the company and a member of the Board of Directors. The new position will take effect on April 6, 2020. James Whitehurst, IBM Senior VP and CEO of Red Hat, will take the position of IBM President.
 
Currently IBM Senior VP for Cloud and Cognitive Software, Krishna was also a principal architect of the company's acquisition of Red Hat.
 
Well, Virginia Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and CEO, will continue as Executive Chairman of the Board and serve through the end of the year, when she will retire after almost 40 years with the company.
 
After the completion of the election, Rometty said, "Arvind is the right CEO for the next era at IBM,...He is a brilliant technologist who has played a significant role in developing our key technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing and blockchain. "
 
 
 
Arvind Krishna, 57, had joined IBM in 1990 and has an undergraduate degree from IIT, Kanpur, India and Phd in electrical engineering from the university of Illinois.