Chief Information and Digital Officer (retired) of National Grid, PLC
Ms. Karaboutis most recently served as Chief Information and Digital Officer of National Grid PLC, one of the world’s largest public utility companies focused on transmitting and distributing electricity and gas in the UK and northeast U.S, a position she held from April 2017 to August 2023. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Technology, Business Solutions and Corporate Affairs at Biogen Inc., a global biotechnology company, from September 2014 to March 2017. From December 2015 to March 2017, she also oversaw global public affairs, government affairs, public policy and patient advocacy at Biogen. Prior to that, Ms. Karaboutis was Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of Dell, Inc., a global technology company from March 2010 to September 2014.
Ms. Karaboutis previously spent more than 20 years at General Motors Company and Ford Motor Company in various international leadership positions, including computer-integrated manufacturing, supply chain operations and information technology. Ms. Karaboutis has served on the board of directors of Perrigo Company plc, a global over-the-counter consumer goods and pharmaceutical company, since May 2017, and previously served on the boards of directors of Aspen Technology, Inc., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. She served as president of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology from 2008 to 2010 and was a board member of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Forum from 2009 to 2014. Ms. Karaboutis also served on the Babson College advisory board for the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. Ms. Karaboutis serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compliance Sub-Committee of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors.