Sandra Rivera has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Intel reporting to CEO Bob Swan. Previously, Rivera was responsible for the Network Platforms Group, and served as Intel’s 5G executive sponsor. Rivera replaces Matt Smith, who announced his retirement after more than 20 years at the company.
“Sandra is a role model for an Intel that is customer obsessed, collaborative and fearless while firmly grounded in trust, transparency and inclusivity. I am thrilled that Sandra will lead this critical part of our strategy to power a data-centric world,” Swan said. “In a company driven by deep, technical talent, Sandra is an excellent technical leader who builds successful businesses by first building great teams. I am confident Sandra, as chief people officer, will help us accelerate our transformation and position our Intel team to play a bigger role in our customers’ success.”
Rivera will lead the human resources organization and serve as steward of Intel’s culture evolution as it transforms to a data-centric company. With Rivera transitioning to her new role, Intel will combine its network infrastructure organization with its programmable solutions organization under the leadership of Dan McNamara.
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