10 Facts About Arvind Krishna


Arvind Krishna is an Indian-American business executive serving as the Chairman and CEO of IBM.


Arvind Krishna has been the CEO of IBM since April 2020 and took on the role of Chairman in January 2021.


Arvind Krishna was a principal architect of the acquisition of Red Hat, the largest acquisition in the company's history.


Arvind Krishna's father, Major General Vinod Krishna, was an army officer who served in the Indian Army and his mother, Aarathi Krishna, worked for the welfare of Army widows.


Arvind Krishna did his schooling at Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu and at St Joseph's Academy, Dehradun before receiving a BTech degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1985.


Arvind Krishna later became senior vice president of IBM's cloud, and cognitive software division.


Arvind Krishna led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain technology.


Arvind Krishna was a driving force behind IBM's $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, which closed in July 2019.


Arvind Krishna was appointed IBM's CEO in January 2020, effective April 6,2020, succeeding Ginni Rometty, who had served as CEO since 2012.


Arvind Krishna joined Satya Nadella, Shantanu Narayen, and Sundar Pichai as an Indian-American CEO of a major United States technology company.