Another Multi-National company opted an Indian as its CEO.

2 years ago

IBM (International Business Machine) a multi-national company chooses Arvind Krishna as their new CEO. Arvind Krishna is a company’s veteran who is known for spearheading IBM’s biggest acquisition Red Hat. The 57-year-old experienced person will replace Ginni Rometty who will step down in April this year. Currently, Arvind Krishna leads the IBM business unit that provides the cloud and data platform on which the company’s client build the future.

The early life of Arvind Krishna:

Arvind Krishna was born in Bandapuram village which is in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. He completed his schooling from Stanes School, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), graduated in BE from IIT Kanpur and PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Arvind Krishna joined IBM in 1990 and his position gradually increasing and become senior vice president for IBM’s cloud and cognitive software. He is known for as main lead in the Red Hat acquisition for a whopping $34 billion (which is the biggest deal of IBM ever)

Now, Arvind Krishna will lead 108 years old tech giant IBM. According to Rometty “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.

Indians in leading the tech giants:

If we talk about the Indians leading the big tech companies then there are some popular names like Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Sundar Pichai (CEO of Alphabet), Shantanu Narayan (CEO of Adobe).

On this occasion, Anand Mahindra (Chairman of Mahindra Group) tweeted his thoughts on its official Twitter handle “What a stunning endorsement of the managerial capabilities of Indian-origin managers. Satya, Sundar, Shantanu & Arvind running four US tech giants. This places a responsibility on Indian managers to demonstrate that they can take Indian companies to the top as well…!”

Anand Mahindra also shared a funny tweet “On a lighter note, the next time the White House organises a conclave to Tech Industry titans, they’ll have to ensure the snacks are Samosas & not Hamburgers…”

Deepak Kumar

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