Intel CEO and Alumnus Paul Otellini, MBA 74, to Speak at Haas, Oct. 3

Intel CEO Paul Otellini, MBA 74, will share lessons from a 40-year business career, including leading the world's largest chip maker, in an interview with Dean Rich Lyons at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Andersen Auditorium. 

Otellini also will share advice for students preparing for business careers as part of this Dean's Speaker Series event. Registration is required; visit the Dean’s Speaker Series website for registration details as the event date approaches.

Otellini, known for his integrity and development of innovative business strategies, joined Intel in 1974 after receiving his MBA from Haas. "I graduated in a recession and my MBA was my initial foot in the door," he said in a 2007 article in the school's CalBusiness magazine.

After starting in the finance department, he advanced to manage key components of Intel’s business, including its PC and server microprocessor division and its global sales and marketing organization. He was promoted to president and chief operating officer in 2002 and became CEO in 2005.

Otellini oversees a semiconductor company that recorded $54 billion in net revenue in fiscal year 2011, up 24 percent from 2010, and has been named one of Fortune's best companies to work for. He has turned the semiconductor giant into a larger provider of software and services through the acquisitions of such companies as McAfee and Wind River. The company's ambitious mission this decade: We will create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth.

Otellini also serves on the board of directors of Google and the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He was named the Haas School’s Business Leader of the Year in 2006. Intel annually collaborates with the UC Berkeley Lester Center for Entrepreneurship to produce the Intel Global Challenge, a global business plan competition held at Haas that encourages student entrepreneurs and rewards innovative ideas that have a positive impact on society.

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