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About

Patrick Gelsinger

TCC Member, CEO
Intel


Patrick (Pat) Gelsinger is chief executive officer of Intel Corporation and serves on its board of directors. On Feb. 15, 2021, Gelsinger returned to Intel, the company where he had spent the first 30 years of his career.

Before rejoining Intel, Gelsinger was CEO of VMware. In that role, he transformed VMware into a recognized global leader in cloud infrastructure, enterprise mobility and cyber security – almost tripling the company’s annual revenues. Gelsinger was also ranked the best CEO in America in 2019, according to an annual survey by Glassdoor. Prior to joining VMware in 2012, Gelsinger was president and chief operating officer of EMC’s Information Infrastructure Products business, overseeing engineering and operations for information storage, data computing, backup and recovery, RSA security and enterprise solutions.

Gelsinger began his career in 1979 at Intel, becoming its first chief technology officer, and also serving as senior vice president and the general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group. He managed the creation of key industry technologies such as USB and Wi-Fi. He was the architect of the original 80486 processor, led 14 microprocessor programs and played key roles in the Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processor families, leading to Intel becoming the preeminent microprocessor supplier.

Gelsinger earned several degrees in electrical engineering: an associate degree from Lincoln Technical Institute, a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and a master’s degree from Stanford University. He holds eight patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications, is an IEEE Fellow, and serves as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

Gelsinger and his wife have been married for over 30 years; they have four children and eight grandchildren. He is also a published author and speaks frequently on faith, work and philanthropy.

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2019-Present:
Safra Catz
CEO
Oracle Corporation

2017-2019:
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