U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Appointment of Intel’s Pat Gelsinger as Chairman of the China Center Advisory Board


WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s China Center announced the appointment of Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel Corporation, as the new Chairman of the Center’s Advisory Board. At a time of growing uncertainty and geopolitical tension, economic headwinds, rapid technological change, and a lingering pandemic, Gelsinger’s leadership and guidance will be invaluable. Gelsinger also served as Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board.

“We are delighted that Pat has agreed to take on this role,” said Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of international affairs for the US Chamber. “He is a highly respected global business leader and already an important voice in U.S.-China relations. No one in the business world better understands the imperatives of strengthening American innovation, competition in the global economy and protection of US national security.

“I am honored that the United States Chamber China Center has appointed me to fulfill this important role,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel Corporation. “The U.S.-China relationship is critically important to U.S. businesses operating in the global economy. Intel supports China Center’s mission to champion a mutually beneficial business relationship and encourage dialogues among all stakeholders.

Patrick “Pat” Gelsinger is Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation and serves on its Board of Directors. On February 15, 2021, Gelsinger returned to Intel, the company where he had spent the first 30 years of his career.

Prior to joining Intel, Gelsinger was CEO of VMware. In this role, he transformed VMware into a recognized global leader in cloud infrastructure, enterprise mobility and cybersecurity, nearly tripling the company’s annual revenue. Gelsinger was also ranked America’s Best CEO of 2019, according to an annual Glassdoor survey. Prior to joining VMware in 2012, Gelsinger was President and COO of EMC’s Information Infrastructure Products business, overseeing engineering and operations for information storage, data compute, backup and recovery. , RSA security and enterprise solutions.

Gelsinger began his career in 1979 at Intel, becoming its first chief technology officer, and also serving as senior vice president and general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group. He managed the creation of key industry technologies such as USB and Wi-Fi. He was the architect of the original 80486 processor, led 14 microprocessor programs, and played a key role in the Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processor families, making Intel the leading microprocessor supplier.

Gelsinger earned several degrees in electrical engineering: an associate’s degree from Lincoln Technical Institute, a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University, and a master’s degree from Stanford University. He holds eight patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications, is a member of the IEEE and is a member of the National Telecommunications Security Advisory Board.

Gelsinger and his wife have been married for over 30 years; they have four children and eight grandchildren. He is also a published author and speaks frequently about faith, work and philanthropy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s China Center advocates for policies that maximize space for safe, secure, and mutually beneficial bilateral trade engagement, advises members on how to manage the risks inherent in U.S.-China relations, and strives to address legitimate concerns raised by China’s policies.


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