Harriet Green, OBE

Harriet Green, OBE

General Manager, Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, IBM

Inducted in 2016

Harriet Green, General Manager of IBM Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, is ushering in a new era of cognitive business to help clients unlock value from the massive amount of data generated each day. Ms. Green has led extraordinary business transformations across industries. She has a proven track record for developing and implementing strategies for profitable growth and increasing shareholder value in global technology, logistics, travel and consumer sectors. She believes in and encourages diversity, inclusion and curiosity, inspiring teams to unite around driving results and meeting the changing needs of the constantly transforming market.

Prior to IBM, Ms. Green led the global transformation of Thomas Cook Group as CEO, for a market capitalisation increase from £150 million to over £2 billion in less than two years. Before Thomas Cook, she was CEO of Premier Farnell, where she grew the business in China and India while establishing a web sales channel and industry leading online community. Earlier, Ms. Green was senior vice president of Arrow Electronics, living and driving business in four continents. Additionally, she served as managing director of the Macro Group and is a non-executive director of FTSE 100 BAE Systems.

Ms. Green received her OBE in 2010 and was recently recognized as the UK Business leader of the Year and Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year. She has also served two parliamentary terms as a member of the U.K. Prime Ministerís Business Advisory Group, and is a founder of the non-profit One-Voice.