IBM Hires Trump Admin and Goldman Sachs Vet as Vice Chairman

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Vice Chairman of IBM Gary Cohn

Vice Chairman of IBM Gary Cohn. Image credit: Gary D. Cohn

IBM has named Gary Cohn as the Vice Chairman of the company and member of its Executive Leadership Team.

In this position, Cohn will work in partnership with CEO Arvind Krishna and the rest of the IBM Executive Leadership Team on a range of initiatives in areas including business development, client services, public advocacy, and client relationship management.

Before joining IBM Cohn served as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council from January 2017 until April 2018. Prior to his time at the White House, Cohn spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs, where served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs from 2006 to 2016. Cohn is also Co-Chairman of Cohn Robbins Holding Corp., a special-purpose acquisition company.

"Gary is a globally respected leader with deep experience operating at the center of business and government," Krishna said in a press release. "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."

Cohn stated, "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."

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