Mohamad Ali promoted to SVP of IBM Consulting

23 May 2024 1 min. read
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IBM has announced the appointment of Mohamad Ali as senior vice president of its consulting business, effective July 1.

Ali, who will continue to serve as chief operating officer of IBM Consulting, succeeds John Granger, who is retiring after two decades with the company. Granger will stay on at IBM until 2025 as chairman of the consulting business and as a senior advisor to Arvind Krishna, chairman and CEO of IBM.

Under Granger’s leadership, IBM Consulting was the fastest-growing large consulting company in 2023, with $22 billion in revenues.

Ali has over 25 years of leadership experience in technology and technology services. He rejoined IBM in September 2023 as COO of consulting, where he oversees the division’s operational performance, including global delivery, cybersecurity services, asset development, and scaling of AI-enabled solutions. Before that, he was CEO of market intelligence firm IDG and CEO of cybersecurity firm Carbonite.

Mohamad Ali promoted to SVP of IBM Consulting

Between 2012 and 2014, Ali served as chief strategy officer of HP, where he managed over $10 billion in organic cost reductions and led the process to split HP into two companies.

Earlier in his career, Ali spent 13 years at IBM, where he helped create the firm’s analytics software business.

He has a master’s degree in electrical engineering, a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University.

“Mohamad has a proven track record of driving operational discipline and strategy execution, and I am confident that he will continue to build on the strong foundation laid by John,” Krishna said.  “As our clients’ businesses move forward, the importance of technology consulting is only increasing. Consulting’s focus on repeatable, technology-based assets, AI, and our partners is more critical than ever for our clients. I am confident that this focus combined with strengthening our partnerships to deliver differentiated client value uniquely positions IBM.”