Renée James

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Renée James
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Renée J. James
Born (1964-06-25) June 25, 1964 (age 54)
Los Angeles County, California
Residence Portland, Oregon
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Oregon (B.A. and M.B.A)
Occupation Operating Executive The Carlyle Group

Renée J. James (born June 25, 1964) is an American technology executive, who was formerly the president of Intel. She is currently Chairman and CEO of Ampere Computing and an Operating Executive with The Carlyle Group in its Media and Technology practice. Renee also serves as the Vice Chair of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee which advises the President of the United States.


James received a bachelor's degree in International Business in 1986 and a Master’s of Business Administration in 1992, both from the University of Oregon.[1]



James joined Intel in 1987 as product manager for the 386 family of motherboards and systems. In the early 90s, she was responsible for product marketing of various software programs, including digital video and personal conferencing.[1]

During her career at Intel, James spearheaded the company's strategic expansion into providing proprietary and open source software and services for applications in enterprise, security, and cloud-based computing.[1] In her role as executive vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group, she was responsible for Intel's global software and services strategy, revenue, profit, and product R&D. In this role, James led Intel's strategic relationships with the world's leading device and enterprise operating systems companies. She was the director and COO of Intel Online Services, Intel's datacenter services business. Early in her career James also served as chief of staff for former Intel CEO Andy Grove.

In 2010, James championed the acquisition of the software security company McAfee for $7.7 billion. In 2016, McAfee was valued at $4.2 billion after Intel sold a 51% stake to the private equity group TPG.[2]

James has broad knowledge of the computing industry, spanning hardware, manufacturing, security, software and services, which she developed through product R&D leadership positions at Intel and as chairman of Intel's software subsidiaries. James also had been an overall leader in the development and implementation of the corporate strategy including M&A throughout her career. In her role as the president of Intel, she had responsibility for global operations and manufacturing in addition to product and P&L management.

James was appointed president of Intel Corporation on May 16, 2013.[3]

In July 2015, James left Intel.[4]


In 2013, President Barack Obama appointed James as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). In January 2015, she was named to the second-highest role on the committee as Vice Chair of NSTAC.[5]

In 2011, James began serving as a non-executive director on the Vodafone Group Plc Board of Directors and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

James serves on the board of Sabre Corporation and is a member of their Audit and Technology Committee.[6]

On December 16, 2015, James was elected to Oracle's board of directors.[7]

James serves on the board of Citigroup and is a member of the Operations & Technology and Risk Management Committees.[8][9]

She served 6 years as independent director on the VMware Inc. Board of Directors and was a member of the Audit Committee.[10]

She is a member of the C200.


In 2014 James was ranked 21st on Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business list.[11] In 2015 she ranked 45th on Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list[12] and 44th on Working Mother Magazine’s Most Powerful Mom’s list.[13]


  1. ^ a b c "Intel Newsrooms - Executive Biographies". Intel. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Intel will spin out McAfee security business". The Oregonian.
  3. ^ "Intel Board Elects Brian Krzanich as Company CEO, Renée James as President". Retrieved 1 July 2015.
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  5. ^ "Intel's James Named Vice Chair of U.S. President's Telco Security Committee". Data Center Knowledge. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  6. ^ Renée James: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek
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  8. ^ "Citi Board Elects Renee James and Ellen Costello to Board of Directors". Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Standing Committees of the Board of Directors of Citigroup, Inc" (PDF). Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  10. ^ "VMware Announces Change to Board of Directors". Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Fortune's Most Powerful Women in Business". Fortune. Fortune. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  12. ^ "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  13. ^ "The 50 Most Powerful Mom's 2015". Working Mother Magazine. Retrieved 1 June 2015.

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