General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Kyndryl
As Kyndryl Holdings, Inc.’s first General Counsel, Ed Sebold leads over 300 people, including lawyers and contracts professionals as well as security and crisis management personnel. He came to Kyndryl after leading several global legal functions at IBM, including teams that worked with services, Watson Health, litigation, and the company's mergers and acquisitions unit.
Before joining IBM in 2012, Ed was a partner at Jones Day in the firm's Cleveland and Houston offices, and counseled clients in the banking, finance, healthcare and manufacturing industries. A board member of the Pro Bono Partnership, Ed is a graduate of John Carroll University and earned his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan. He clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Kyndryl—the world’s largest infrastructure services provider—designs, builds, manages, and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Its over 90,000 employees that serve customers in more than 60 countries around the world represent a talented and diverse workforce, and Kyndryl views achieving full potential of this diversity as fundamental to its success.
Since it became an independent company after spinning off from IBM in November 2021, Kyndryl has focused on laying a solid foundation for its inclusion, diversity, and equity policies and governance. Kyndryl’s ID&E priorities include (1) driving a culture where employees feel a sense of inclusion and belonging; (2) attracting, developing, and retaining diverse talent across levels and geographies; (3) embedding ID&E in every part of its business; and (4) cultivating opportunity and promoting equity in underserved communities.
Joined LCLD 2022
Member: Ed Sebold