Former Trump advisor Cohn becomes Vice Chairman of IBM

IBM has appointed former presidential economic advisor Gary D Cohn as Vice Chairman and member of its Executive Leadership Team.

He will work with CEO Arvind Krishna and the IBM Executive Leadership Team on a wide range of business initiatives and external engagement, in areas such as business development, client services, public advocacy, and client relationship management.

“Gary is a globally respected leader with deep experience operating at the centre of business and government. As a senior representative of IBM, his knowledge of technology and business transformation, combined with policymaking expertise, will bring unique value to our clients and stakeholders as we accelerate our hybrid cloud and AI strategy,” said Krishna.

“With the company’s long history of innovation and transformation for every technology era, and a focused growth strategy that will capitalise on the enormous opportunity in hybrid cloud and AI, this is an exciting time to begin working alongside Arvind, the IBM team and IBM’s incredible roster of clients,” said Cohn, who served as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council from January 2017 until April 2018.