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Christina Shim

Christina Shim

VP / Head of Strategy and Sustainability, IBM

Christina Shim is the Head of Strategy and Sustainability for IBM Sustainability Software. In this role, she oversees the overarching growth, business development, venture, and partnership strategy, as well as leading IBM’s sustainability platform for technology. Most recently, she was Managing Director and Head of New York for Palladium International, a global impact firm. She built the Commercial Innovation Practice, supporting companies with sustainability and ESG strategies and execution.

Ms. Shim’s global experience includes time with several top-tier management consulting firms – including Booz Allen Hamilton, Bain & Co, and PricewaterhouseCoopers – in New York, London, Singapore, and Washington DC. As part of these roles, she grew global offices / teams and defined and implemented the trajectory of the business. She specializes in sustainability / ESG, growth and transformational business strategy, investment strategy, innovation / incubator management, commercial due diligence, and ecosystem-based implementation. Her clients, partners, and networks have included Fortune 500, Global 3000, and private equity firms, as well as federal government organizations and technology start-ups. She has also spoken at engagements and conferences globally, including at Harvard University.

Additionally, Ms. Shim worked at the Central Intelligence Agency, augmenting her global commercial experience with public sector service.

Ms. Shim has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. She was also a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.

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