Renee J. James is an Operating Executive focused on global telecommunications, media and technology sectors.
Ms. James recently concluded a lengthy career with Intel Corporation where she was the President of the company and a member of the Executive Office with the CEO and Chairman. In her twenty-eight-year career at Intel she held a variety of positions spanning R&D leadership in both software and hardware and the establishment of global R&D network and global manufacturing leadership. Ms. James was the EVP and General Manager of Intel’s software and services global P&L for a decade. She led large scale M&A and the structuring and serving as chairman of Intel’s software subsidiaries. In her tenure, Ms. James spearheaded the company’s strategic expansion into providing proprietary and open source software, cyber security and cloud-based computing. As President, she added global, corporate operations including, Corporate Strategy, HR, Finance, Manufacturing and other operating units to her experiences. Early in her career, Ms. James served as chief of staff for her mentor, former Intel CEO, Andy Grove.
Ms. James currently serves as the Chair of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to the President of the United States.
Ms. James serves as a non-executive director on the Vodafone Group Plc Board and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. Ms. James serves on the board of Sabre Corporation and is a member of their Audit and Technology Committee. Ms. James serves on the board of Oracle Corporation and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. James serves on the Board of Directors of Citi and is a member of the Technology, AML and Risk Committees. Ms. James serves on the Boards of Directors of Carlyle portfolio companies ION Investment Group Limited and Veritas Holdings Ltd. She also served 7 years as independent director on the VMware Inc. Board of Directors and was a member of the Audit Committee. She is also a member of the C200.
In 2014, Ms. James was ranked 21st on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business list, and she was ranked 45th on the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list.