Kathryn Harrison

Blockchain Product Leader, IBM

President, Lauder Institute Alumni Association

Kathryn Harrison is a Blockchain Product Leader at IBM, responsible for bringing IBM Blockchain solutions to market. Until August 2016, Kathryn was based in Istanbul, Turkey, where she served as the Payments and Blockchain Leader for IBM Middle East and Africa, responsible for communicating the IBM Point of View on Blockchain and its impact on key industries across Middle East and Africa.

Prior to IBM, Kathryn worked at Morgan Stanley on the international equities desk and at financial services firm, GLG, based in NY and Hong Kong.

Kathryn graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She earned her MBA from the Wharton School and MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently serving a three year term as the President of the Lauder Institute Alumni Association, the global alumni society for graduates of the Lauder Institute.

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