In January 2020, Jonathan Adashek joined IBM as Chief Communications Officer.
Reporting to the CEO, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s Global Communications and Corporate Citizenship organization, including internal and external communications as well as content creation, strategic events, strategic positioning, social media and citizenship activities. The team operates across more than 170 countries globally.
Since the beginning of 2020, Jonathan has led the communications surrounding the company’s recent CEO transition, has managed global engagement around the company’s response to COVID-19 and social issues. His extensive background in crisis communications has proven to be valuable in driving a more nimble and agile approach, while shaping the new normal.
Jonathan brings over 25 years of communications, marketing and corporate affairs experience across domestic and global teams serving different sectors, including technology, automotive and manufacturing, government, retail, finance, energy, B2B and B2C.
Before joining IBM, Jonathan was employed at Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance in Paris where he was the Alliance Global Vice President, Communications.
His prior positions include: Chief Communications Officer at Nissan Motor Co. in Yokohama, Japan; General Manager, Communications Strategy at Microsoft; and Executive Vice President and Global Client Relationship Manager at Edelman — where he worked with a variety of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, Walmart, and the United Arab Emirates government.
He brings governmental and political experience having worked in the Clinton Administration, the White House and Treasury Department as well as with multiple U.S. presidential campaigns.
A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mr. Adashek earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
An avid music fan, Jonathan can be caught quoting lyrics to some of his favorite songs during meetings. He currently lives in Westchester County, NY and in his personal time, you can find him with his wife Jeannie, their kids Simon, Mikaela, and their new puppy Jerry.