Ginni Rometty

Key Participants At Fortune's Annual Most Powerful Women Event
Virginia "Ginni" Rometty, chief executive officer and president of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), smiles during the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Dana Point, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The summit gathers the preeminent women in businessalong with select leaders in government, philanthropy, education and the artsfor wide-ranging conversations and features one-on-one interviews, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions and high-level networking. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesPatrick T. Fallon—Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The pressure on Rometty keeps growing—as IBM’s revenue continues to shrink. In July the tech behemoth reported that sales had contracted yet again, marking its 21st consecutive quarter of decline. Earlier, in May, famed investor Warren Buffett sold off a third of his company’s shares in IBM, sending the stock tumbling. But there are bright spots too. Revenue from newer businesses like analytics, cloud, mobile, and security now account for 45.6% of sales, up nearly five percentage points from the year before.

For more on Rometty, read Fortune’s 2014 feature “IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Gets Past the Big Blues.”

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Previous Rank4

Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)79,919
Profits ($M)11,872
Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)135634.6