Harriet Green, OBE

Harriet Green, OBE

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

Inducted in 2016

Harriet Green, the general manager of IBM Watson IOT, ushers in a new era of cognitive business to help clients unlock value from the massive amount of data generated each day.

Harriet has led extraordinary business transformations across industries. She has a develops and implements strategies for profitable growth and increases shareholder value.

She believes in and encourages diversity, inclusion, and curiosity while inspiring teams to unite around driving results and meeting the changing needs of the constantly transforming market.

Before IBM, Harriet led the global transformation of Thomas Cook Group as CEO, for a market capitalization increase from 150 million to over 2 billion in fewer 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.

She was senior vice president of Arrow Electronics—a company that lived and drove 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.

In 2010, Harriet achieved her OBE and was recognized as the United Kingdom’s Business Leader of the Year. She also received the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year award.

She served two parliamentary terms as a member of the United Kingdom’s prime minister’s business advisory group, is a founder of the non-profit One-Voice Organization and serves on the business school advisory board of the King’s College, London.

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