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CHOOSING THE ROAD
NOT TAKEN
Following a less traveled path can be a wise career move. But while avoiding
the crowds, be careful not to get in your own way.

POSITION
Executive Vice President, Technology and Business Solutions
COMPANY
Biogen Idec
WORKS FROM
Cambridge, MA
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Andi Karaboutis joined Biogen Idec in September 2014. Previously, she served as Vice President
and Global Chief Information Officer at Dell. Prior to joining Dell, in 2010, Karaboutis spent
over 20 years at General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company in various global IT and
business operations leadership positions. She was recently elected to serve on Advance Auto
Parts' Board of Directors, received the 2014 Girlstart award for achievement in STEM initiatives,
and was an MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Finalist. She has been named to Computerworld's Premier
100 IT Leaders; CIO Outlook's Top 75 CIOs; Little Pink Book's Top 10 Women in Technology; and
STEM Connector's Top 100 Women in STEM.
EDUCATION
BS and graduate studies, Computer Science, Wayne State University; Marketing Strategy
Program, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
PERSONAL PASSIONS
Spending time with family (husband, two dogs, and wonderful children - when they come back
home to visit!), learning (just enrolled at Harvard for graduate studies)

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