IBM chair Palmisano in PH for leaders forum

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[/caption] The visit of Palmisano, who is now the chair of IBM, also coincides with the 75th anniversary of the company?s local operations. Palmisano will be serving as special guest for the ?Philippine Think Forum? to be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City. He will just be taking part in the high-level discussion and will not hold any press conference. A statement issued by IBM Philippines said the Think Forum is designed to bring together prominent leaders from cross sectors, private, public and academe, to engage in a collaborative discussion on global economic and social issues. The most recent IBM Think Forum, which was held in New York City in September 2011, was attended by 700 prominent global leaders including Aquino. The event is also expected to be the coming-out party of Mariels Almeda-Winhoffer, the first female president and country general manager of IBM Philippines. Palmisano began his career with IBM in 1973 in Baltimore, Maryland. Since then, he has taken on a series of leadership positions during his IBM career, culminating in his appointment as president and chief operating officer in 2000, chief executive officer in 2002, and chairman of the board in 2003. He was president and CEO through 2011.]]>

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