Michael S. Dell

TCC Chairman, Chairman and CEO
Dell Inc.


Michael Dell is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell, the company he founded with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that “technology is about enabling human potential,” Michael’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500.

Today, Dell Inc. is composed of more than 100,000 team members who serve the IT needs of global corporations, small and medium businesses, governments, healthcare providers, educational institutions and home computing users. From PCs and smartphones to the infrastructure and services that power the world’s most complex data centers and cloud computing environments, Dell’s broad range of IT services and solutions has helped millions of customers around the world achieve the outcomes that are most important to them.

In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, and in 1999, he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes.

Michael serves on the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the executive committee of the International Business Council, is a member of the U.S. Business Council and the Business Roundtable, and serves as chairman of the Technology CEO Council. He also serves on the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India, and is a board member of Catalyst.

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2017-Present
Steve Mollenkopf
CEO, Qualcomm Inc

 

2015-2017:
D. Mark Durcan
CEO 
Micron Technology, Inc.

2013-2015:
Ursula Burns
Chairman and CEO
Xerox Corporation

2011-2013: 
Michael S. Dell
Chairman and CEO
Dell Inc. 

2009-2011:
Samuel J. Palmisano
Chairman and CEO
IBM Corporation

2007-2009:
Michael R. Splinter
President and CEO
Applied Materials, Inc.  

2005-2007:
Edward J. Zander
Former Chairman and CEO
Motorola, Inc.

2003-2005:
Craig R. Barrett
Former Chairman and CEO
Intel Corporation

2001-2003:
Michael S. Dell
Chairman and CEO
Dell Inc.

1999-2001:
Louis V. Gerstner
Former Chairman and CEO
IBM Corporation

1997-1999:
Lewis E. Platt
Former Chairman and CEO
HP

1995-1997:
Robert Palmer
Former Chairman and CEO
Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by Compaq)

1993-1995:
James A. Unruh
Former Chairman and CEO
Unisys Corporation

1991-1993:
John Sculley
Former CEO
Apple Inc.

1989-1991:
John A. Young
Former CEO
HP