Joseph M. Tucci

Joseph M. Tucci ’84
Former Chairman and CEO, EMC Corporation, Massachusetts

Joseph Tucci is former chairman, president, and chief executive officer of EMC Corporation. Mr. Tucci served as EMC’s chairman since January 2006 and as president and chief executive officer since January 2001, one year after he joined the company as president and chief operating officer. He retired in 2016.

Before joining EMC, Mr. Tucci directed the financial and operational rebirth of Wang Global during six years as its chairman and chief executive officer. At Wang, he guided the company through a rapid and successful emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and transformed the company from a midrange computer manufacturer into a worldwide leader in networked technology services and solutions. In June 1999, Wang was acquired by Getronics NV.

Prior to joining Wang in 1990, Mr. Tucci was president of US information systems for Unisys Corporation, a position he assumed after the 1986 merger of Sperry and Burroughs that created Unisys. He began his career as a systems programmer at RCA Corporation and holds a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and an MBA in business policy from Columbia Business School.

Mr. Tucci is a member of the board of directors of Paychex, Inc., a member of the board of advisors of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, a member of the board of trustees of Northeastern University, a member of the advisory board of Tsinghua University in Beijing, and an overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.