This cIO learned to
take chances in her
career and crystallize
Family: husband and t wo
daughters, ages 9 and 11.
What’s your favorite technology?
One is Facebook. I just reconnected
with my friend from Israel. When [my
family] left Israel and went back to
Iran, we were sending letters. But her
last letter to me was returned to her
because the relationship between the
countries got cut, and we lost track
of each other. But when I opened
my Facebook account, I included my
maiden name, and we found each
other. In October, we reunited for the
first time in 35 years.
What do you do in your spare
time? I love to spend time with
my family and friends, and I love
entertaining and cooking. and I love
to watch movies.
MOJGAN LEFEBVRE stepped into the senior vice president and CIO job at Liberty Mutual Commercial Markets in July 2010. It was her third stint as a CIO since 2004. She held the top IT posts at BioMerieux from 2007 to 2010 and at Teletech Holdings from 2004 to 2007. Her experience as an IT executive,
coupled with the skills she has gained in business-side positions such as company founder and
CEO, has given her insights into what it takes for executives to manage their careers. In fact,
she recently spoke on that topic at an event sponsored by Women in Technology International. Here she shares her views on running a successful IT shop and managing one’s career.
What’s the biggest mistake most CIOs make in managing their careers? One of the
things that CIOs, and executives in general, don’t do enough of is take risks and take on
new roles and, for CIOs specifically, take the time to do something on the business side