Adriana Karaboutis

Adriana Karaboutis

Chief Information & Digital Officer
National Grid

Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) - Are the roles converging? @ 2:55 PM

Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis is recognized for her success as an innovative technology executive and a business leader across a range of sectors that include industry giants, such as, National Grid, Biogen, Dell, Ford, and General Motors. She was appointed Group Chief Information & Digital Officer for National Grid in August, 2017. As a member of the company’s Group Executive Committee, she is responsible for the development of an enterprise-wide digital strategy, delivery of information systems and services, digital security and risk, as well as overall security. Previously, as Executive Vice President for Technology, Business Solutions, and Corporate Affairs at Biogen, Ms. Karaboutis had a broad set of responsibilities that included information technology, digital health and data sciences, and corporate affairs. 

Prior to joining Biogen in 2014, Ms. Karaboutis was Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Dell, Inc. and previously spent more than 20 years at General Motors and Ford Motor Company in various international leadership positions including computer-integrated manufacturing, supply chain operations, and information technology.  

Ms. Karaboutis is also currently on the board of directors of Perrigo Company plc, and Advance Auto Parts. Additionally, she has served as a board Member of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; president of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT); a board member of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership; and on the Babson College advisory board for the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL).
 

Ms. Karaboutis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, and was a Merit Scholar. Additional education includes graduate courses at Wayne State and completing the accelerated Marketing Strategy Program at Fuqua School of Business (Duke University).