Virginia Marie "Ginni" Rometty
(born July 29, 1957) is an American business executive. She is the current Chairwoman and CEO of IBM, and the first woman to head the company. and she was ranked tenth on Forbes
magazine's "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" in 2014. She was also named to the Time 100
in 2012, and was included in the 50 Most Influential list of Bloomberg Markets
magazine in September 2012.
Early life and education
Rometty graduated from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University in 1979 with high honors, receiving a bachelor's degree in computer science and electrical engineering. Rometty was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, eventually serving as its president.
After graduation in 1979, Rometty went to work for General Motors Institute; in 1981, she joined IBM as a systems engineer in its Detroit office. She joined IBM's Consulting Group in 1991. In 2002, she "championed the purchase of the big business consulting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, for $3.5 billion." Rometty became senior vice president and group executive for sales, marketing and strategy in 2009.
On October 25, 2011, IBM announced that she was to be the company's next president and CEO, with Sam Palmisano stepping down but retaining his position as chairman. a council member at the Latin America Conservation Council, a subsidiary of The Nature Conservancy; and on The Deming Cup's committee at Columbia Business School, which recognizes individuals for operational excellence. She also served on the Board of Directors of AIG from 2006 until 2009.
In 2014, Rometty was featured in the PBS documentary The Boomer List.
Also in 2014, Rometty became the third female member of the Augusta National golf club.
Source @ Wikipedia
Rometty is married to Mark Anthony Rometty, a principal investor in the Bam Oil Company, and the couple has no children.