George Kadifa is executive vice president, Strategic Relationships, HP. Reporting to Meg Whitman, George is responsible for leading growth initiatives and alliance programs with key partners, service providers and our largest customers. In this role, George will combine his unique prospective on HP’s strategic priorities of cloud, big data, security and mobility, along with his understanding of HP’s customer requirements, to build the partner ecosystems that will realize the potential of these technologies.

Kadifa previously served as executive vice president of HP Software. He led HP’s multi-billion dollar software portfolio that includes IT Operations Management, Application Delivery Management, HP Autonomy, Enterprise Security, and HP Vertica. Together, this portfolio enables enterprise IT organizations to develop operate, secure, govern, and monetize their data, applications, and operations.

Kadifa previously served as Operating Partner at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm with more than $14 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for driving growth and operational improvement in a wide range of enterprises within the 24-company portfolio of the firm’s large-cap investment fund.

Kadifa has significant expertise in building and managing technology businesses. He has held various leadership positions at technology and management consulting companies such as IBM, Corio Corporation (founder), Oracle, Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Xerox.

Kadifa holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the American University in Beirut, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A., with Honors, from the University of Chicago. He is based in Palo Alto, California.

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