AMD Strengthens Senior Leadership Team


AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ­ced mul­ti­ple orga­ni­za­tio­nal chan­ges focu­sed on streng­t­he­ning the company’s seni­or lea­dership team and acce­le­ra­ting growth. 

  • AMD will uni­fy all sales ope­ra­ti­ons under Dar­ren Gras­by, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and chief sales offi­cer. Gras­by will now lead the glo­bal sales and go-to-mar­ket activi­ties across all pro­duct lines, chan­nels and regi­ons. Pre­vious­ly, Gras­by was respon­si­ble for world­wi­de sales to PC manu­fac­tu­rers and chan­nel part­ners.
  • AMD has hired indus­try vete­ran San­de­ep Chennakes­hu into a new posi­ti­on as exe­cu­ti­ve vice pre­si­dent of Com­pu­ting and Gra­phics respon­si­ble for the company’s high-per­for­mance PC, gaming and semi-custom busi­nes­ses. Chennakes­hu brings exten­si­ve semi­con­duc­tor expe­ri­ence, a deep tech­no­lo­gy under­stan­ding from a sys­tems and soft­ware per­spec­tive, and exten­si­ve gene­ral manage­ment expe­ri­ence. He has spent the last 30 years ser­ving in mul­ti­ple seni­or engi­nee­ring and exe­cu­ti­ve roles at Erics­son, Freesca­le, Sony and Black­ber­ry.
  • As the dat­a­cen­ter busi­ness con­ti­nues to grow in impor­t­an­ce for AMD, For­rest Nor­rod, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Dat­a­cen­ter and Embed­ded Solu­ti­ons Group, will now have respon­si­bi­li­ty for all AMD dat­a­cen­ter pro­duc­ts across both CPUs and GPUs.
  • AMD is pro­mo­ting Mark Paper­mas­ter to exe­cu­ti­ve vice pre­si­dent and CTO in reco­gni­ti­on of his lea­dership in dri­ving the tech­no­lo­gy visi­on and road­map exe­cu­ti­on of the com­pa­ny.

 “2019 marks an important inflec­tion point for AMD as we pre­pa­re to launch our next-genera­ti­on high-per­for­mance 7nm pro­duc­ts,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD pre­si­dent and CEO.  “I am exci­ted to streng­t­hen and align our lea­dership team around our custo­mers and end mar­kets to shar­pen our focus on con­ti­nued growth and mar­ket sha­re gains.” 

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About AMD

For more than 45 years AMD has dri­ven inno­va­ti­on in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, gra­phics and visua­li­za­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies ― the buil­ding blocks for gaming, immer­si­ve plat­forms and the dat­a­cen­ter. Hund­reds of mil­li­ons of con­su­mers, lea­ding For­tu­ne 500 busi­nes­ses and cut­ting-edge sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch faci­li­ties around the world rely on AMD tech­no­lo­gy dai­ly to impro­ve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focu­sed on buil­ding gre­at pro­duc­ts that push the bounda­ries of what is pos­si­ble. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how AMD is enab­ling today and inspi­ring tomor­row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMDweb­siteblogFace­book and Twit­ter pages.

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