Renee James is a technology leader with large-scale and broad international operations experience. She is currently the chairman and CEO of Ampere Computing, a company she founded in 2017. Ampere produces high performance semiconductors for hyperscale cloud, storage and edge computing. Renee had a lengthy career with Intel Corporation where she was the president of the company until her departure in 2016.
Throughout her 28-year tenure with Intel she held a variety of leadership positions in research and development for both hardware and software building a global R&D network, held several general management positions and led the global manufacturing organization. She is a current operating executive at the Carlyle Group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Citigroup, Oracle, Vodafone and Sabre.
In 2016, she was appointed chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) by President Obama. James was #21 on Fortune’s list of 100 Most Powerful Women in 2014 and was named #45 on Forbes Most Powerful Women list in 2015.