Harriet Green has resigned from her role as CEO and chairman of IBM in Asia Pacific after four and a half years in the top role. In a post on social media, Harriet said she made the hard decision to resign form the business to “take some time out of my career to be with my family.”
“My time with IBM has been among the most fulfilling periods of my career, working closely with clients on their most challenging business transformation initiatives. I've valued this opportunity tremendously and will take only good memories with me to this next important chapter – one that many of you will have undertaken,” she posted on her social media page.
Hariett was in Malaysia in November 2019 to launch IBM's P-Tech program which provided technical skills on AI, Cloud, Quantum and critical human skills to school kids. Harriet also attended a lunheon with women leaders from IBM's Malaysian clients to discuss the next generation of women leaders for IR4.0 as well as shared insights and best practices.
Green joined IBM in September 2015 as general manager of Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, based in the UK. In January 2018, Green was handed the reins of Asia Pacific, tasked with driving growth across the entire region.
DSA had previously interviewed Harriet while she was in Malaysia. The interview recording can be viewed here.