Sean Maloney (technology)

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Sean Maloney
Sean Maloney speaking at the opening keynote of Intel Developer Forum, 2012 Beijing

Sean M. Maloney is an Independent Non-executive Director of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC).[1] He was a former executive vice president of Intel Corporation, general manager of the Sales and Marketing Group, and chief sales and marketing officer. He was the chairman of Intel China from May 2011 until he retired from Intel in Jan 2013.[2] He has been with Intel since 1982.

Maloney worked directly under former CEO Andrew Grove and spent several years working in European and Asian markets. He was one of four executive vice presidents reporting to the then CEO, Paul Otellini, and many industry insiders believed he could have eventually taken the helm as Intel CEO.[3][4]

Maloney has been a key steward of Intel’s WiMAX participation and investment as well as the company’s push into supporting mobile computing.[5] In 2006 Maloney received the Lee De Forest Award from the Radio Club of America for his leadership in the creation of the WiMAX industry.[6][7] Maloney also received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Southern Connecticut.

In February 2010, the Intel executive had a stroke which left him virtually speechless and significantly impaired the use of his right arm.[8] Determined to recover, Maloney, an avid rower, raced the Head of the Charles 8 months later and returned to a leadership role at the company within the year. Maloney's inspiring recovery led to a Fortune Magazine cover story and numerous broadly viewed videos.

In May 2011, Maloney was appointed Chairman of Intel China by CEO Paul Otellini. Maloney and his wife, PR executive and novelist, Margaret Chai Maloney, and their three youngest children moved to Beijing for his new role in developing the corporate strategy for Intel's single largest market in the world. In June 2011, Maloney addressed COMPUTEX and unveiled the Ultrabook computer category. In April 2012, Maloney gave the keynote at Intel's Developer Forum in Beijing.

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