Sunnyvale, Calif. - AMD has appointed Bruce Claflin as Chairman of its Board of Directors, replacing Hector Ruiz, who retired from AMD’s Board in conjunction with
assuming the position of Chairman of the Board of “The Foundry
The AMD Board also appointed Waleed Al Mokarrab to the Board. Mokarrab is chief operating officer of Mubadala Development Company.
“Bruce Claflin brings a
wealth of business experience that applies directly to the challenges
and opportunities relevant to our company,” says Dirk Meyer, who continues in his role as president and CEO and as a member of the AMD Board of Directors.
Claflin has 33 years
of experience in senior positions with IBM, Digital Equipment, and as CEO and member of the board of
directors of 3Com
Corporation, a provider of voice and data networking products and
services. He has run major personal computer businesses and has
extensive international experience, including the founding and
management of international joint ventures. In 2006, Claflin
retired from 3Com Corporation. Claflin is also a member of the
board of directors for Ciena Corporation.
Waleed Al Mokarrab is the
Chief Operating Officer of Mubadala. His primary responsibilities are
to oversee Mubadala’s operational and business development activities.
These include Mubadala’s international acquisitions and business
development activities across a broad range of industries such as
healthcare, education, energy, infrastructure, aerospace, real estate,
and technology. Prior to joining Mubadala, Mokarrab worked with
the UAE Offsets Group as a Senior Projects Manager. He brought with him experience from McKinsey & Company where he worked as a consultant, advising on a range of industrial and governmental projects.