Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen is Chairman of IBM Africa and General Manager of the Global Communications
Sector for IBM Corporation. Cohen joined IBM in 1978 as a systems engineer in the New
York Retail branch and has held numerous positions since then. Among his many senior
leadership roles are Vice President of Strategy, as the principal architect of IBM’s business
growth strategies and a member of the Chairman’s Senior Leadership Team, General Manager
of IBM Global Telecommunications Industry, Vice President of IBM’s Communications
Sector, Asia Pacific, Vice President of the IBM Consulting Group, and Vice President of
Marketing of the Internet Division. Cohen holds a B.S. from Union College and an MBA from
New York University.