William Grabe Advisory Director
United States New York
William Grabe Advisory Director

Bill Grabe is an Advisory Director at General Atlantic, drawing on his broad international operational experience and extensive sales and marketing expertise to support the firm’s global investment team and portfolio companies. Retiring as a Managing Director of the firm in 2010, Bill has been an integral part of General Atlantic’s global expansion in Europe, India, and China. Before joining the firm in 1992, he retired from the IBM Corporation as Vice President and Corporate Officer. In Bill’s last position with IBM, he was responsible for U.S. Marketing and Services and was a founding member of the board of ISSC, the precursor to IBM Global Services. Earlier in his IBM career, he served as President of the National Accounts Division and was responsible for the worldwide launch of the AS 400 in 1988.

Current Board Affiliations

Gartner, Inc, Board Member
Lenovo Group Limited, Board Member
Quality Technology Services, Board Member

Historical Board Affiliations

AKQA, Board Member
Cyient, Board Member
Liberata, Board Member
Patni, Board Member


New York University, B.S., Engineering
University of California at Los Angeles, M.B.A.

Community Involvement

Grand Canyon Trust, Board of Trustees Member
The Nature Conservancy in Florida, Board of Trustees Member
UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Advisors, Board Member