Intel's Pat Gelsinger Makes Leadership Changes
June 24, 2021
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger elevated two new technology leaders to its executive leadership team, as well as making several changes to Intel business units. Current Intel executives Sandra Rivera and Raja Koduri will each take on new senior leadership roles, and technology industry veterans Nick McKeown and Greg Lavender will join the company.
“Since re-joining Intel, I have been impressed with the depth of talent
and incredible innovation throughout the company, but we must move
faster to fulfill our ambitions,” said Gelsinger. “By putting Sandra,
Raja, Nick and Greg – with their decades of technology expertise – at
the forefront of some of our most essential work, we will sharpen our
focus and execution, accelerate innovation, and unleash the deep well of
talent across the company.”
Nick McKeown will join Intel full-time on July 6 as senior vice president and general manager of a new Network and Edge Group. This brings Intel’s Network Platforms Group, Internet of Things Group and Connectivity Group into a single business unit chartered to drive technology and product leadership throughout the network to the intelligent edge. Renown in the networking technology industry and recipient of the 2021 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, McKeown was previously a part-time Intel Senior Fellow who joined the company with its 2019 acquisition of Barefoot Networks, which he co-founded.
Intel will also create two new business units, one
focused on software and one on high performance computing (HPC) and
Raja Koduri, a well-known innovator in GPU computing technology, will lead the Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group, a newly formed business unit that will increase the company’s focus in the key growth areas of high performance computing and graphics. AXG is chartered with delivering HPC and graphics solutions for integrated and discrete segments across client, enterprise and data center. Koduri previously served as Intel’s general manager of Architecture, Graphics and Software.
Rivera, McKeown, Lavender and Koduri will report directly to Pat Gelsinger. Navin Shenoy, who has been serving as executive vice president and general manager of the Data Platforms Group, will assist with the transition and leave Intel on July 6. The company is grateful to Shenoy for his 26 years of service, including his contributions as leader of DPG, as well as his previous leadership of the Client Computing Group and Intel Asia Pacific.