Ginni Rometty is an American business executive, currently serving as the President, CEO and Chairman of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). With holding this position in 2012, she became the first woman to become the head of the company.
Prior to that, she used to be the Senior Vice President, Group Executive for Sales, Strategy and Marketing at IBM. Under her leadership, the company is focusing on cultivating growth and increasing profit margins. She joined IBM when she was 24 years old in 1981 as systems engineer, and finally rose to the position of CEO in 2012.
Let us have a look at the Ginni Rometty Family.
Ginni was eldest of the four children of her parents. Born in a middle class family in 1957, her parents separated when she was just 15. Although her mother was a home maker and was not educated much, she knew how to raise her family with pride. With support from her mother, Ginni attended the Northwestern to get a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. She worked for 2-years for GE, and then joined IBM to work her way to the top.
Ginni had 3 siblings. Her mother raised her and her siblings alone, and turned out to be a ‘hero’ for the family. Her mother used to work odd jobs in the day to support her kids, and went to a night school to earn a college degree, while Ginni used to take care of her siblings in the night.
Rometty Spouse – Mark Anthony Rometty
In the initial years of her career, she worked for GE for a short period of just 2 years. She met Mark Anthony Rometty there, and married him in 1981. Mark is a principal investor in Bam Oil Company, being listed in the company as its secretary and treasurer. Both Ginni and Mark enjoy Broadway plays and scuba diving, and spend time in Bonita Springs and New York.
Ginni Rometty Children
Although Ginni has been married to Mark Anthony for more than 35 years, the couple does not have any children.
Ginni has been listed in Fortune Magazine’s 50 most powerful business women for 10 consecutive years, ranking number one several times. Forbes Magazine has also included her in their list of World’s 100 most powerful people. Bloomberg Markets Magazine included her in their list of 50 most influential people too. Her net worth has been estimated to be around $45 million.