Intel today announced that the company has elected Brian Krzanich as its next chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding Paul Otellini. Krzanich, which work at Intel as chief operating officer since January 2012m will become the sixth CEO in company’s history and now assume to join his new role at the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting on May 16.
“After a thorough and deliberate selection process, the board of directors is delighted that Krzanich will lead Intel as we define and invent the next generation of technology that will shape the future of computing,” said Andy Bryant, chairman of Intel.
“Brian is a strong leader with a passion for technology and deep understanding of the business,” Bryant added. “His track record of execution and strategic leadership, combined with his open-minded approach to problem solving has earned him the respect of employees, customers and partners worldwide. He has the right combination of knowledge, depth and experience to lead the company during this period of rapid technology and industry change.”
The company also announced that the board of directors elected Renée James as the company’s president. She too will assume her new role on May 16, joining Krzanich in Intel’s executive office.