Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D.



As Senior Vice President of Product Management and Growth for IBM Software, Kareem oversees product strategy and roadmap, customer acquisition, expansion, retention based on compelling product experiences, and market perception and sentiment, across IBM’s software portfolio. He also leads IBM’s sustainability initiative, including the company’s technology point of view and corporate environmental affairs.

Kareem has been with IBM for over 25-years and has held senior leadership positions in a variety of disciplines across the company, including offering management, software development, SaaS operations, mergers & acquisitions, and field technical sales.

He has a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, focused on Decision Support Systems for Civil Engineering construction. He maintains an active interest in all things technical, with a particular interest in digital media and programming languages. He is a TED Speaker and the author of “Enterprise Messaging Using JMS and IBM WebSphere.”