Cristina Cabella

Chief Privacy Officer IBM Corporation

Cristina Cabella has recently been appointed IBM’s Chief Privacy Officer, with worldwide responsibility for information policy and practices affecting IBM employees and thousands of clients. In this role she leads a global team of legal, data protection and technical professionals who address privacy and data security across IBM’s business, and also leads IBM’s global engagement in public policy and industry initiatives on data security and privacy.

Cristina has held a number of senior legal positions in IBM, including European Data Privacy Officer, Senior Counsel for Competition and EU matters, and Trust and Compliance Officer for Europe Middle East and Africa. She was for several years the General Counsel for IBM Italy, Chairman of the IBM Ethical Committee, Secretary of the Board of Directors and of the IBM Foundation. She was also the Executive Sponsor for Gender Diversity in IBM Italy and contributed actively in developing initiatives to support the awareness and leadership of women in IBM.

She has a Diploma in Piano from the Conservatorio G. Verdi of Milan and is a mother of 2 children.