Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D.



Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D., brings to the Board of Directors more than 17 years of executive leadership experience at IBM leading organizations across a variety of disciplines, including Product Management, Software Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technical Sales and Customer Support.

As the current General Manager for AI Applications at IBM, Dr. Yusuf is responsible for a multi-billion-dollar P&L focused on providing enterprise applications and industry solutions which harness the power of critical technologies such as AI, IoT, hybrid cloud and blockchain. He has extensive experience in managing and growing market-leading brands and applications, working with thousands of clients from around the globe and regularly consulting with global C-suite and LOB executives to help them amplify and maximize the value of their IBM investments. Dr. Yusuf has extensive experience with managing large, cross-functional organizations, including the planning and directing of operations, development, go-to-market, client success and support, and providing succinct strategic direction to his entire organization.

Dr. Yusuf is a graduate of the University of Leeds, where he earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. He is an accomplished speaker, having presented multiple tech conference keynotes and a TED Talk on the ‘The importance of embedding emotional tone into one’s digital life.’