Intel appoints Pat Gelsinger as new CEO
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Intel on Wednesday announced that the company has appointed Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer, effective Feb. 15, 2021.
Gelsinger will also join the Intel board of directors upon assuming the role. He will succeed Bob Swan, who will remain CEO until Feb. 15, the announcement said.
"Pat is a proven technology leader with a distinguished track record of innovation, talent development, and a deep knowledge of Intel. He will continue a values-based cultural leadership approach with a hyper focus on operational execution," said Omar Ishrak, independent chairman of the Intel board.
"After careful consideration, the board concluded that now is the right time to make this leadership change to draw on Pat's technology and engineering expertise during this critical period of transformation at Intel," he noted.
"I am thrilled to rejoin and lead Intel forward at this important time for the company, our industry and our nation," said Gelsinger. "Having begun my career at Intel and learned at the feet of Grove, Noyce and Moore, it's my privilege and honor to return in this leadership capacity."
Gelsinger has served as the CEO of VMware since 2012. Before joining VMware, Gelsinger was president and chief operating officer of EMC Information Infrastructure Products.
Before joining EMC, he spent 30 years at Intel, becoming the company's first chief technology officer. Enditem