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Intel board elects new chairman & new director

31 Jan 2020

Intel’s board of directors has recently welcomed Dr Omar Ishrak as its new independent chairman, following the upcoming departure of Andy D. Bryant in May 2020.

The company has also welcomed Alyssa Henry to the board, marking the seventh new director added to the board since 2016.

Bryant will remain on the board through the end of Intel’s 2020 annual stockholders’ meeting. He aims to ensure an effective transition as Ishrak moves to the chairman role from his current role on the board.

Ishrak is the chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, and has served in that role since 2011.

Intel CEO Bob Swan says he thanks and congratulates Bryant for more than seven years of service as chairman of the board.

“Andy has been a rudder for Intel during a time of change and transformation. He has led the board with integrity and always with Intel’s best interest in mind.”

Bryant adds that it has been a great honour to serve as Intel chairman.

“I plan to retire from the board in May with great optimism about Intel’s future.”

“I have full confidence in Omar leading the board, which is fortunate to have his expertise at leading an innovative, global company. In addition, Alyssa’s wealth of senior leadership, cloud computing and emerging technologies experience further strengthens Intel’s board.”

Alyssa Henry 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, Henry spent 12 years at Microsoft working on databases and data access technologies in a variety of engineering, program management and product unit management roles. 

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.

Intel recently appointed Archana Deskus as senior vice president and chief information officer. Deskus joins Intel from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, where she had been senior vice president and chief information officer since 2017.