Karen Calo

Karen Calo is recently retired Vice President of Human Resources, Systems and Technology Group and Integrated Supply Chain at IBM, a position she held since 2008 with HR responsibility for approximately 50,000 employees globally. She was a member of the HR Operating Team, comprised of the worldwide senior executives in the human resources function of IBM; and a member of IBM’s Integration and Values Team, the senior executive group which is responsible for driving integration across IBM.

Since joining IBM in 1980, Calo held human resources’ staff and management positions in various IBM locations including corporate headquarters, the field, research and the IBM Consulting Group. She has been Director of Human Resources Global Services, Asia Pacific, residing in Singapore; Vice President Global Staffing; Vice President Human Resources Software Group; Vice President Human Resources Business Consulting Services (2002-2004); and Vice President Global Talent (2005-2008).

An alumna of The College of New Rochelle, Calo received a BA in psychology in 1979, and received an MBA from Pace University.