Friday, October 10, 2008

Know our people - Anand Chandrasekher

Anand Chandrasekher (born 1963, Madras, India)

Anand Chandrasekher is senior vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation's Ultra Mobility Group. This group is responsible for low power Intel® Architecture products, ultra-mobile PC's, mobile internet devices, smart mobile and hand-held market segments. Chandrasekher's responsibilities include strategic direction, platform planning, design, development, marketing and business management for this segment. Chandrasekher's team is responsible for developing the technologies behind the Intel® Atom™ processor and Intel® Centrino® Atom™ processor product families.

Prior to his current assignment, Chandrasekher was senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group; in this capacity, he had responsibility for worldwide sales and marketing operations and served Intel's global customer and market needs.

Previously, Chandrasekher was vice president and general manager of the Mobile Platforms Group. Chandrasekher led the team responsible for the architecture, design, development and marketing of Intel's platform solutions for the mobile computing segment. He led the team that delivered Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology to the market; and, under his leadership the mobile group became the fastest growing business unit at Intel. He was promoted to Intel corporate vice president in 2003.

Prior to his Mobile Platforms Group role, Chandrasekher was vice president of the Intel Architecture Group and general manager of the Intel Architecture Marketing Group, where he led strategic planning and marketing activities for Intel's enterprise, mobile and desktop platform products – in this capacity, he was responsible for the launch and ramp of the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor family of products. In 1997, Chandrasekher formed and led Intel's Workstation Platform Group and was its general manager through 1999 – under his leadership, Intel's workstation business grew into a multi-billion dollar business. From 1995 to 1997 he served as technical assistant to Craig Barrett, current Intel Chairman of the Board.

Chandrasekher earned his bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in engineering from Cornell University. He received an MBA from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Chandrasekher remains an active supporter of Cornell's programs and of the American India Foundation; he is an elected member of Cornell's Council of Trustees. He has been with Intel since 1988.

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