The appointment of Arvind Krishna as the CEO of IBM is a significant addition to the club of Indian origin CEOS who are heading high-profile tech companies in the world.
Krishna joined IBM in 1990 and till now was the Senior vice-president for cloud and cognitive software, two big focus areas for IBM. He was instrumental in the growth of these two key areas of IBM’s business and led the company’s acquisition of Red Hat, an open source enterprise software company in 2018.
Krishna’s focus on cloud and AI technologies in IBM is one reason the company has reposed their faith by appointing him as CEO. They hope that this will help the company make a quicker transition to newer technologies like Google and Amazon and accelerate the company’s growth.
With Krishna’s track record this looks like a definite possibility. He should deliver much like the other Indian origin CEOS who have led their companies to success.