Bangladeshi-American Omar Ishraq resigned as the chairman of Intel Corporation, a chip manufacturer. He was replaced on Monday by board director Frank Yery. News Reuters.
Intel chief Pat Gelsinger said he played a leading role in bringing me back to the company as CEO. He made special contribution in making effective and accelerating the work of the Board and Management Team.
Ishraq will serve as an independent director on Intel’s board even if he leaves the role of chairman.
In 2020, an American citizen of Bangladeshi origin was elected chairman of Intel’s board of directors. Omar Ishraq Before that, was a member of Intel’s board of directors since March 2017.
Ishraq also served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of healthcare device maker Medtronic for nearly nine years.
Raised in Bangladesh, Omar Ishraq holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from King’s College, University of London. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society.