ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM)
today announced the appointment of Gary D.
Cohn as Vice Chairman of IBM and member of the IBM Executive
Mr. Cohn will work in partnership with Mr. Krishna and the IBM
Executive Leadership Team on a wide range of business initiatives
and external engagement, in areas including business development,
client services, public advocacy and client relationship
"Gary is a globally respected leader with deep experience
operating at the center of business and government," said Mr.
Krishna. "As a senior representative of IBM, his knowledge of
technology and business transformation, combined with policymaking
expertise, will bring unique value to our clients and stakeholders
as we accelerate our hybrid cloud and AI strategy."
"I am honored to be joining IBM, one the world's most important
companies, providing technology that helps organizations be agile
and resilient in unpredictable times," said Mr. Cohn. "With the
company's long history of innovation and transformation for every
technology era, and a focused growth strategy that will capitalize
on the enormous opportunity in hybrid cloud and AI, this is an
exciting time to begin working alongside Arvind, the IBM team and
IBM's incredible roster of clients."
Mr. Cohn served as Assistant to the President for Economic
Policy and Director of the National Economic Council from
January 2017 until April 2018. Before serving in the White House,
Mr. Cohn was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Goldman
Sachs Group, Inc. from 2006-2016, and previously held a number of
other leadership positions during 26 years with the company.
Mr. Cohn is Co-Chairman of Cohn Robbins Holding Corp. (CRHC), a
special-purpose acquisition company. He invests across the
cybersecurity, blockchain infrastructure, regulatory technology and
medical technology sectors. He serves on the boards of Abyrx, Gro
Intelligence, Indago, Nanopay and Starling, and is the Chairman of
the Board of Pallas Advisors. Additionally, Mr. Cohn serves on
advisory boards for Hoyos Integrity and Spring Labs. He is a member of the Systemic
Resolution Advisory Committee (SRAC) of the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
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