Chief Information and Digital Officer, National Grid PLC
Ms. Karaboutis became a member of our Board in February 2015. Ms. Karaboutis is the Chief Information and Digital Officer of National Grid PLC, a multi-national power transmission and distribution company in the U.K. and northeast U.S., since August 14, 2017. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Technology, Business Solutions and Corporate Affairs at Biogen Inc., a global biotechnology company from September 2014 to March 2017. In that role, Ms. Karaboutis oversaw information technology, digital health and data sciences, and from December 2015, also oversaw global public affairs, government affairs, public policy and patient advocacy. From March 2010 to September 2014, Ms. Karaboutis was Vice President of Dell, Inc., a global technology company, and within the first year was promoted to Global Chief Information Officer (CIO), where she was responsible for leading an efficient and innovative global information technology organization focused on powering Dell as an end-to-end technology solutions provider. Ms. Karaboutis spent more than 20 years at General Motors Company and Ford Motor Company in various international leadership positions, including computer-integrated manufacturing, supply chain operations and information technology. She served as president of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) from 2008 to 2010 and was a board member of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Forum from 2009 to 2014. Ms. Karaboutis has served on the Board of Directors of Perrigo Company plc, a global over-the-counter consumer goods and pharmaceutical company, since May 2017 and served on the Board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts from 2016 to 2017.