Mohamad Ali is Chief Operating Officer for IBM Consulting. In this role, he is responsible for the operational performance of IBM Consulting, including global delivery, cybersecurity services, asset development, and scaling AI-enabled solutions to improve client innovation, growth, and profitability.
Previously, Mohamad was CEO of IDG, a leading market intelligence and demand generation company serving the technology ecosystem. Before this, Mohamad was CEO of Carbonite, a publicly traded data-protection and cybersecurity company where he grew revenues four-fold in four years.
Mohamad has also served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett Packard where he played a pivotal role in the company's turnaround by directly managing over ten billion dollars of organic cost reductions and leading the process to split HP into two companies. Before this, he was at IBM, where acquired and integrated various companies to help create the organization’s multi-billion dollar analytics software business.
He currently serves on the boards of iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) and Henry Schein (NASDAQ: HSIC), and previously on the boards of Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB) and City National Bank (NYSE: CYN). Mohamad is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mohamad holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History, and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, each from Stanford University. He was named 2022 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for New England; 2018 CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council; member of 2018 Public Board of the Year by National Association of Corporate Directors New England; 2021, 2020 & 2018 100 Most Influential People in Boston by Boston Magazine; and was a finalist in America’s 1988 National Science Talent Search.