Gill Zhou

Gill Zhou is the vice president of Marketing, Communications and Citizenship, Digital, University Relations and Transformation for IBM’s Greater China Group (GCG). She is responsible for capturing market opportunities in IBM’s franchise business, creating new markets in emerging growth areas, and building and sustaining a consistent IBM brand and culture across the GCG market. She is accountable for IBM GCG’s digital strategy, and helps to accelerate IBM GCG’s business and culture transformation and execute China Chapter TWO Strategy.

Through 14 years of service with IBM, Gill has played an instrumental role in Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's PC Division in 2005, the launch of IBM Smarter Planet and Smarter Cities in 2009, and IBM Centennial branding campaign in 2011. She has been a member of IBM’s Growth & Transformation Team (GTT) since January of 2013.

Gill is recognized for her achievements and as a thought leader for transforming modern marketing and communications functions in the digital world. Her articles appear in Harvard Business Review and Forbes, among other leading publications, and she has delivered public addresses to C-suite leaders, especially CMOs. Gill’s awards and recognitions include New-Marketing magazine’s “Top Ten Iconic Marketing Leaders in China in 2012,” Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch” (2012) and China Entrepreneur and Sina.com’s joint “China’s Top Thirty Most Outstanding Business Women Leaders” (2011-2013). She was invited by the Business School of Sichuan University to serve as MBA Enterprise Supervisor, and was elected as a standing council member of “China Business Mulan,” China’s most influential organization of female leaders in business. In 2013, Gill published a bestselling book, “Bloom.”