Akira Bell Named Mathematica Senior Vice President and CIO
Akira Bell has been named senior vice president and chief information officer of Mathematica Policy Research. As Mathematica continues to deepen and diversify its technical capabilities, Bell will oversee technology infrastructure and governance and lead strategy for delivering innovation in support of client and internal business function needs.
Bell brings 20 years of IT leadership experience to Mathematica. Most recently, she led the IT function for Aramark’s higher education business unit. Previously, she served as a divisional chief information officer within the Hess Corporation and held various program management, application development, and technology consulting roles with UnitedHealth, IBM Global Services, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. While at Hess, she guided IT strategy during the acquisition of its retail division by Marathon Speedway and was part of the team recognized by CIO magazine with a CIO100 Award for delivering innovative IT solutions during Hurricane Sandy recovery.
“Akira is a seasoned leader with deep experience delivering transformational technology solutions that address and support dynamic business needs,” said Mathematica president and CEO Paul Decker. “With her strong track record of developing strategy, Akira is well positioned to progressively build out the technical foundations and expertise that will drive continued innovation in developing our data analytic and other technical solution sets.”
Bell earned a B.S.E. in operations research from Princeton University, where she serves as a Women in STEM alumni mentor.