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