IBM’s Ginni Rometty Completes Ascent by Adding Chairman Role

IBM’s Ginni Rometty Completes Ascent by Adding Chairman Role

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International Business Machines Corp. says Chief Executive Officer Virginia M. Rometty, right, has been named chairman of the board, effective Oct. 1. Rometty succeeds Samuel J. Palmisano, left, who is stepping down from the board effective.