Bill Kelleher

Chief Executive, IBM UK and Ireland

Bill Kelleher is Chief Executive of IBM in the UK and Ireland (UKI). In this role, he is responsible for IBM’s operations across the market. As one of IBM’s largest international operations, the UKI has significant core capabilities in data and analytics, hybrid cloud, AI, blockchain and quantum computing – empowering clients to unlock new insights, fuelled by trusted, private and secure data, as they embark on their journeys to becoming true cognitive enterprises.


Prior to this role, Bill was IBM's Global Managing Director for the Telecom, Media & Entertainment Industry, with end-to-end responsibility for the company’s business and client relationships with IBM's telecommunications, media and entertainment organisations around the world.


Bill has extensive global leadership and industry experience, gained over the last 25 years, having held a number of executive and leadership roles across the United Kingdom, Europe and globally. He primarily operates in market facing roles which have previously included strategic client leadership and multiple Vice President and General Manager roles across IBM's Global Services businesses.


Bill is a serving member of IBM's global Acceleration Team, a multi-national strategic governance team of key executive leaders within the company, selected by the CEO to drive IBM’s growth, and be active and responsible stewards of IBM's culture. He serves on IBM's global Performance Team which is responsible for shaping and developing the company’s’ corporate strategy and business performance. At the UKI market-level, he established and chairs the Client Experience, Inclusion and Employee Engagement Teams, which are responsible for maintaining the highest levels of client and employee engagement whilst continuing to champion inclusion in the broadest sense.


Externally, Bill is an active member of the UK Digital Economy Council, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) President’s Committee, BritishAmerican Business (BAB), the Whitehall and Industry Group (WIG UK) and the Wall Street Journal CEO Council.