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Independent Chairman of the Board
Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Medtronic
Dr. Omar Ishrak was elected to Intel’s board of directors in March 2017 and was named chairman of the board in January 2020.
Dr. Ishrak has been Executive Chairman of Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, since April 2020, and Chairman of Medtronic since 2011. Dr. Ishrak served as the Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic from June 2011 to April 2020. Prior to joining Medtronic, Dr. Ishrak spent 16 years in various roles with General Electric Co., most recently as president and chief executive officer of GE Healthcare Systems, a division of GE Healthcare.
Dr. Ishrak is a member of the board of trustees of the Asia Society, which promotes mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. He is also a member of the Minnesota Public Radio board of trustees.
Dr. Ishrak earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of London, King’s College.
James (Jim) J. Goetz
Partner, Sequoia Capital
James J. Goetz, was elected to Intel’s board of directors as an independent director in November 2019. He has served as a partner of Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm, since June 2004. Prior to joining Sequoia, Mr. Goetz co-founded VitalSigns Software, where he assembled and led the team that pioneered end-user performance management. Prior to VitalSigns, he was vice president of Network Management for Bay Networks. Mr. Goetz currently serves on the boards of several privately held companies, and since April 2005, on the board of Palo Alto Networks Inc., a network security solution company. Mr. Goetz previously served on the boards of directors of Barracuda Networks Inc., a data security and storage company from 2009 to 2017; Nimble Storage Inc., a data storage company, from 2007 to 2017; Jive Software Inc., a provider of social business software, from 2007 to 2015; and Ruckus Wireless Inc., a manufacturer of wireless (Wi-Fi) networking equipment, from 2012 to 2015, among others.
Mr. Goetz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Seller Lead, Square, Inc.
Alyssa Henry was elected to Intel’s board of directors as an independent director in January 2020. She has served as Seller Lead for Square, Inc. -- a provider of software, hardware, and financial services for small businesses and individuals -- since 2014. She oversees global engineering, product management, design, sales, marketing, partnerships, and support for Square’s seller facing software and financial services products.
Prior to Square, she served in various positions with Amazon.com, Inc. from 2006 to 2014, including as Vice President of Amazon Web Services Storage Services, where she led services including Amazon S3, Amazon EBS, and Amazon Lambda; and as Amazon’s director of software development for ordering, with responsibility for Amazon’s ordering workflow software and databases. Before Amazon, Ms. Henry spent 12 years at Microsoft Corporation working on databases and data access technologies in a variety of engineering, program management, and product unit management roles.
Ms. Henry started her career as a developer in the financial services industry. She has served as a member of the board of directors of Unity Technologies, a privately-held company, since December 2018.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation PIK Professor of Population Health and Health Equity, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey was elected to Intel’s board of directors as an independent director in March 2018. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation PIK Professor of Population Health and Health Equity at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2003 to 2017, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey was the president and chief executive officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest U.S. philanthropy organization dedicated to health.
Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey is a member of the boards of directors of General Electric Company and Merck & Co., and previously served as a director at Genworth Financial Inc., Beckman Coulter Inc., and Hess Corporation. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The American Philosophical Society, and is on the board of regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Tsu-Jae King Liu
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Dean, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu was elected to Intel’s board of directors as an independent director in July 2016. Dr. Liu serves as Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering, in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Liu is the first woman to hold that position at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Liu holds over 90 patents and has received numerous awards for her research, including the Intel Outstanding Researcher in Nanotechnology Award (2012) and the SIA University Researcher Award (2014). Currently, her research is focused on nanometer-scale logic and memory devices, and advanced materials, process technology and devices for energy-efficient electronics.
Gregory D. Smith
Executive Vice President of Enterprise Operations and Chief Financial Officer, The Boeing Company
Gregory D. Smith was elected to Intel’s board of directors as an independent director in March 2017. He is the executive vice president of Enterprise Operations and chief financial officer at The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company and one of the largest U.S. exporters.
Mr. Smith leads Boeing’s newly formed Enterprise Operations, Finance and Strategy organization. In this expanded role, Mr. Smith oversees the development of Boeing’s corporate strategy and development, manages the company’s overall financial activities, and drives operational excellence by overseeing the company’s manufacturing, operations, supply chain, quality, and program management functions. Mr. Smith is also responsible for the delivery of enterprise services across the company and oversees the company’s strengthened focus on sustainability.
Additionally, Mr. Smith maintains oversight of the company’s financial performance, reporting, long-range business planning, Treasury, and Controller organizations as well as investor relations. Mr. Smith also has executive responsibility for the company’s global financing arm Boeing Capital Corporation and oversees the company’s corporate audit function, which reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Smith has three decades of in-depth global aerospace experience across Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; and corporate headquarters. He was appointed chief financial officer in 2011 and later served in an expanded role as the executive vice president of Finance, Enterprise Performance and Strategy. He previously was corporate controller and vice president of Finance, serving as the company's principal interface with the board of directors' audit committee to ensure regulatory compliance.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith was vice president of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, leading business plan development, financial forecasting, financial analysis, and capital commitment planning, as well as competitive analysis and benchmarking. Mr. Smith rejoined Boeing in 2008 after holding the position of vice president of Global Investor Relations at Raytheon. Before Raytheon, Mr. Smith held key leadership roles in supply chain, factory operations, finance, and program management at Boeing.
Mr. Smith serves on the board of directors of the Economic Club of Chicago, Lurie Children’s Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Community Physicians Group.
Robert H. Swan
Chief Executive Officer
Robert (Bob) H. Swan is chief executive officer of Intel and serves on its board of directors. Before being named CEO and appointed as an Intel director on Jan. 31, 2019, Mr. Swan was interim CEO for seven months and was chief financial officer, where he oversaw Intel’s global finance organization, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, information technology, and the company’s Corporate Strategy Office.
Mr. Swan joined Intel in 2016 from General Atlantic LLC, a global growth equity investment firm, where he served as an operating partner working closely with the firm’s global portfolio companies on growth objectives. Before joining General Atlantic in 2015, Mr. Swan spent nine years as CFO of eBay Inc. Earlier in his career, he served as CFO of Electronic Data Systems Corp. and TRW Inc., and as CFO, COO and CEO of Webvan Group Inc. He began his career at General Electric, holding several senior finance roles during his 15-year tenure.
Originally from Syracuse, N.Y., Mr. Swan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo and his MBA degree from Binghamton University. He serves on the board of directors at eBay and previously served on the board of Applied Materials. He is married and has two children.
Former President and CEO, HP Inc.
Dion Weisler was elected to Intel’s board of directors as an independent director in June 2020.
He is a member of the boards at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and BHP. From 2015 to 2019, Mr. Weisler served as president and chief executive officer of HP Inc., a computer, printer, and related supplies technology company. Mr. Weisler also served as a member of HP’s board of directors from 2015 to May 2020.
His prior experience includes senior executive roles at HP and Lenovo Group Inc., where he was responsible for various operations in Asia Pacific and globally. Mr. Weisler also served in management positions with Telstra Corp. Ltd., a telecommunications company, and Acer Inc.
He earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computing (BASc) and an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Monash University.
Chief Executive Officer of Electronic Arts Inc.
Andrew Wilson was elected to Intel’s board of directors as an independent director in September 2017. He is the chief executive officer of Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”), a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. Mr. Wilson joined EA in May 2000 and has served as the company’s chief executive officer and a director of EA since September 2013. During his tenure as CEO, EA has launched groundbreaking new games and services, reached record player engagement levels across its global franchises, and transformed into one of the world’s leading digital entertainment companies. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Wilson held several leadership positions at EA, including executive vice president of EA SPORTS.
Mr. Wilson also serves as chairman of the board for the World Surf League.
Frank D. Yeary
Managing Member at Darwin Capital Advisors, LLC
Frank D. Yeary joined Intel’s board of directors as an independent director in March 2009. Yeary is Managing Member at Darwin Capital Advisors, LLC, a private investment firm and was Executive Chairman of CamberView Partners, LLC, a corporate advisory firm, until 2018. Prior to this time, Mr. Yeary was Vice Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley and before that spent 25 years in the finance industry, including as Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and as a member of the Management Committee at Citigroup Investment Banking. Mr. Yeary also serves on the Board of Directors of PayPal Holdings and a number of private companies.