The 25 Blockbuster IT Executive Moves of 2011

6. Virginia Rometty, IBM

The list of IBM CEOs is small and select: a prestigious group of names that now includes its first female: Virginia "Ginni" Rometty, the 30-year IBM veteran who was confirmed in October 2011 as Big Blue's new top dog. Rometty officially took the reigns at IBM on Jan. 1, 2012, and made several executive changes, including the apparent promotion of channel chief Rich Hume to running IBM's European operations.


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