Samuel J. Palmisano: International Business Machines

Samuel J. Palmisano

SAMUEL J. PALMISANO: International Business Machines

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Joined IBM in: 1973

Employment History
  • IBM CEO (2002-)
  • IBM President and COO (2000-2002)
  • IBM Senior VP, Enterprise Systems (1999-2000)
  • IBM Senior VP, IBM Global Services (1998-1999)
  • IBM Senior VP, Personal Systems Group (1997-1998)
  • IBM Managing Director, Personal Computer Company (1996-1997)
  • IBM President & CEO, Integrated Systems Solutions Corp. (1993-1996)
  • IBM Senior Managing Director of Operations, IBM, Japan (1991-1993)
  • IBM Executive Assistant to CEO John F. Akers (1989-1991)
  • IBM Sales Representative (1973-1989)
Board Memberships
  • Member of the Board of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
  • Member of the Board of Exxon Mobil
  • Member of the Board of Gannett
  • Chairman of the Board of IBM
Other Associations
  • Gannett Co., Inc.
  • IBM Canada Limited
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • IBM Credit LLC
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • IBM United Kingdom Limited
  • IBM Australia Limited
  • IBM Global Services (U.S.)
  • IBM China/Hong Kong Limited
Other Information
Johns Hopkins ’73, B.A. History

July 29, 1951: Baltimore, Maryland

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