Intel Names Robert Swan CEO


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2019 – Intel Cor­po­ra­ti­on (NASDAQ: INTC) today announ­ced that its board of direc­tors has named Robert (Bob) Swan as chief exe­cu­ti­ve offi­cer. Swan, 58, who has been ser­ving as Intel’s inte­rim CEO for seven mon­ths and as chief finan­ci­al offi­cer sin­ce 2016, is the seventh CEO in Intel’s 50-year histo­ry. Swan has also been elec­ted to Intel’s board of direc­tors.

Todd Under­wood, vice pre­si­dent of Finan­ce and direc­tor of Intel’s Cor­po­ra­te Plan­ning and Repor­ting, will assu­me the role of inte­rim chief finan­ci­al offi­cer as the com­pa­ny under­ta­kes an inter­nal and exter­nal search for a per­ma­nent CFO.

As Intel con­ti­nues to trans­form its busi­ness to cap­tu­re more of a lar­ge and expan­ding oppor­tu­ni­ty that inclu­des the data cen­ter, arti­fi­ci­al intel­li­gence and auto­no­mous dri­ving, while con­ti­nuing to get value from the PC busi­ness, the board con­clu­ded after a tho­rough search that Bob is the right lea­der to dri­ve Intel into its next era of growth,” said Chair­man Andy Bryant. “The search com­mit­tee con­duc­ted a com­pre­hen­si­ve eva­lua­ti­on of a wide ran­ge of inter­nal and exter­nal can­di­da­tes to iden­ti­fy the right lea­der at this cri­ti­cal junc­tu­re in Intel’s evo­lu­ti­on. We con­si­de­red many out­stan­ding exe­cu­ti­ves and we con­clu­ded the best choice is Bob. Important in the board’s decisi­on was the out­stan­ding job Bob did as inte­rim CEO for the past seven mon­ths, as reflec­ted in Intel’s out­stan­ding results in 2018. Bob’s per­for­mance, his know­ledge of the busi­ness, his com­mand of our growth stra­te­gy, and the respect he has ear­ned from our custo­mers, our owners, and his col­leagues con­fir­med he is the right exe­cu­ti­ve to lead Intel.”

In my role as inte­rim CEO, I’ve deve­lo­ped an even deeper under­stan­ding of Intel’s oppor­tu­nities and chal­len­ges, our peop­le and our custo­mers,” Swan said. “When I was first named inte­rim CEO, I was imme­dia­te­ly focu­sed on run­ning the com­pa­ny and working with our custo­mers. When the board approa­ched me to take on the role per­man­ent­ly, I jum­ped at the chan­ce to lead this spe­cial com­pa­ny. This is an exci­ting time for Intel: 2018 was an out­stan­ding year and we are in the midst of trans­forming the com­pa­ny to pur­sue our big­gest mar­ket oppor­tu­ni­ty ever. I’m hono­red to have the chan­ce to con­ti­nue working along­si­de our board, our lea­dership team, and our more than 107,000 superb employees as we take the com­pa­ny for­ward.”

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Swan is a pro­ven lea­der with a strong track record of suc­cess both wit­hin and out­si­de Intel. As inte­rim CEO, Swan has mana­ged the company’s ope­ra­ti­ons in clo­se col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Intel’s seni­or lea­dership team. Swan has been Intel’s CFO sin­ce Octo­ber 2016. In this role, he led the glo­bal finan­ce, mer­gers and acqui­si­ti­ons, inves­tor rela­ti­ons, IT and cor­po­ra­te stra­te­gy orga­ni­za­ti­ons. Pri­or to joi­ning Intel, Swan ser­ved as an ope­ra­ting part­ner at Gene­ral Atlan­tic LLC and ser­ved on App­lied Mate­ri­als’ board of direc­tors. He pre­vious­ly spent nine years as CFO of eBay Inc., whe­re he is cur­r­ent­ly a direc­tor. Ear­lier in his care­er, he was CFO of Elec­tro­nic Data Sys­tems Corp. and TRW Inc. He also ser­ved as CFO, COO and CEO of Web­van Group Inc., and began his care­er at Gene­ral Elec­tric, ser­ving for 15 years in several seni­or finan­ce roles.

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