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Stefanie Chiras

Senior Vice President and General Manager, RHEL Business Unit

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Stefanie Chiras is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) Business Unit at Red Hat. In this role, she is responsible for the definition, execution, and delivery of the RHEL product line on a global scale.

Prior to joining Red Hat in 2018, Chiras served as Vice President of Offering Management at IBM Cognitive Systems. As part of the Cognitive Systems brand team, she led the worldwide business for the systems portfolio, AIX, IBM i, LINUX, the system software portfolio, and the cloud stack. She also led the portfolio’s transformation to support both enterprise workloads and artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.

Chiras has extensive experience in both business and technology. Her technical roles range from silicon technology to system architecture, as well as both Power Systems and System z processor design. She has also served as a member of IBM’s Research Division, IBM Systems and Technology Group Development, and the Power Systems brand.