IBM appoints former BofA chief technology officer as head of cloud business

IBM announced Monday that it has appointed Howard Boville, a former Bank of America executive, as head of its cloud business, and that the former head of the business, Arvind Krishna, has previously succeeded Ginni Rometty as ceo of the company.

IBM appoints former BofA chief technology officer as head of cloud business

Kirsner was promoted to IBM CEO in late January, before taking charge of his fast-growing cloud business. Mr. Bowell served as Chief Technology Officer at Bank of America, where he was responsible for building and operating cloud services at the nation’s second-largest bank.

IBM said in November that it had partnered with Bank of America to create a cloud technology dedicated to financial services.

Kirsner was the chief architect of Red Hat, which was acquired by IBM last year for $34 billion. Kirsner officially took office OnMonday and made the announcement in a letter to IBM employees.

IN ADDITION, IBM HAS APPOINTED PAUL CORMIER AS RED HAT’S NEW CEO, REPLACING JIM WHITEHURST, WHO WAS APPOINTED IBM’S PRESIDENT AT THE END OF JANUARY. (Tang Feng)