CEO Today Top 50 – Ginni Rometty

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CEO Top 50

Name: Ginni Rometty

Net worth: Approx. $90 million

Company: IBM

Bio:  In 1979, Rometty received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, where she graduated with high honours.

After working for the General Motors Institute, Rometty joined IBM as a systems engineer in its Detroit office in 1981, then its Consulting Group in 1991. In 2009, she then became senior vice President and Group Executive for sales, marketing, and strategy.

IBM announced that Rometty would be the next President and CEO of the company in 2011, with this appointment marking the first time a woman has been CEO of IBM. She additionally took on the role of Chairman in 2012.

Rometty ranked 3rd in Fortune‘s in 2015 on their Most Powerful Women List and was named the eleventh most powerful woman on the 2016 Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

CEO Fact: In 2014, Rometty became only the 3rd woman in history to be offered membership to Augusta National, the home of Golf’s prestigious Masters tournament.

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