Bridget van Kralingen is the general manager of IBM North America. She is responsible for strategy, execution, business results and client satisfaction for IBM's business in the United States and Canada. Bridget has more than 20 years of consulting experience. In 2005, Bridget was named by Euromoney magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the finance industry. She was also named one of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants for 2006. She holds a Masters degree in business from the University of South Africa and Bachelors and Honours degrees in commerce from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.