The following is a chronological list of people who have served as
chief executive officer of
* Thomas J. Watson (1914–1956) * Thomas J. Watson, Jr. (1956–1971) * T. Vincent Learson (1971–1973) * Frank T. Cary (1973–1981) * John Opel (1981–1985) * John F. Akers (1985–1993) * Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. (1993–2002) * Samuel J. Palmisano (2002–2011) * Virginia M. Rometty (2012–)
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* ^ A B C D E F G H Database (undated). "Biographies".