Anand Lal Shimpi (born June 26, 1982) is an American businessman. He was born to Indian and Iranian parents. He is the former CEO of the technology website AnandTech, which he started in 1997, and served as its editor-in-chief from 1997 to 2014. He is a graduate of William G. Enloe GT/IB Center for the Humanities, Sciences, and the Arts and North Carolina State University with a degree in Computer Engineering. AnandTech grew from a small GeoCities website in 1997 to a 50 million page view per month publication as of July 2005 .
He has been featured in USA Today, 48 Hours, 20/20, Fortune Magazine and on G4. He was one of the keynote speakers at Computex 2003 as a celebrity speaker to entice show goers to return to Taiwan even in the wake of SARS.
On August 30, 2014, he announced his decision to retire from the technology publishing industry to work at Apple, and named longtime AnandTech editor Ryan Smith as his successor.
Anand is also the author of the book AnandTech Guide to PC Gaming Hardware (ISBN 0-7897-2626-2) and has a regular column in CPU Magazine called Anand's Corner.