International Business Machines Corp. appointed Gary D. Cohn, a former
Executive and economic advisor to President Trump as vice chairman and member of the executive leadership team as the tech company seeks to revive its fortune.
Mr. Cohn, who brings a variety of Rolodex business and government contacts with him, will be involved in business development, public advocacy, customer service and customer relationship management, IBM said.
Mr. Cohn joins a legendary American tech company that, after years of growth, is undergoing a one-time makeover of a generation. IBM has seen sales decline for 30 quarters over the past 10 years, and its stock price has lagged behind its competitors at more than $ 70 billion a year, although sales remain high.