Adriana Karaboutis

Adriana Karaboutis

Group Chief Information & Digital Officer, National Grid
United States

Former Global CIO of DELL & Former Executive Director GENERAL MOTORS.

Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis is recognized for her success as an innovative technology executive and business leader across a range of sectors. These include industry giants such as, National Grid plc, Biogen, Dell, Ford, and General Motors.  Andi was appointed Group Chief Information & Digital Officer at National Grid plc in August 2017. As a member of the Company’s Group Executive Committee, she is responsible for the development of an enterprise-wide digital strategy, delivery of information systems and services, digital security and risk, as well as overall security.  Before joining National Grid plc, Andi was Executive Vice President for Technology, Business Solutions, and Corporate Affairs at Biogen; and prior to that, was Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Dell, Inc.  Andi also spent more than 20 years at General Motors and Ford Motor Company in various international leadership positions, overseeing computer-integrated manufacturing, supply chain operations, and information technology.  Andi is currently on the board of directors of Perrigo Company plc, and Advance Auto Parts, where she serves on the Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees, respectively. In 2018, she was a board observer for Cylance, a leading cybersecurity company, and was involved in the Blackberry acquisition of the company.  Additionally, Andi has served as a board member of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; president of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT); board member of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Council; and, on the Babson College Advisory Board for the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL). Andi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, where she was a Merit Scholar.


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