Former CEO/Chairman of the Board
Dr. Craig R. Barrett was born in San Francisco, California and received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Stanford University, serving on the faculty of Stanford after graduation. Dr. Barrett was a Fulbright Fellow at Danish Technical University in Denmark and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England. In 1974 Dr. Barrett joined Intel Corporation. He was elected to Intel Corporation’s Board of Directors in 1992, became Intel’s fourth president in 1997, chief executive officer in 1998, and chairman of the board in 2005, a post held until he retired in May 2009.
Dr. Barrett is a leading advocate for improving education in the U.S. and the world, and is a vocal spokesman for the value technology can provide in raising social and economic standards globally. He was appointed by the President as one of the private sector leaders of Change The Equation, a national education science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative which he now chairs, and the President of the Russian Federation appointed him as international co-chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation, a Russian silicon valley project under development outside of Moscow. Dr. Barrett is vice chair of the Board of Directors of Science Foundation Arizona and the National Forest Foundation, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Society for Science and the Public, K12 Inc and Dossia. He co-chairs Achieve, Inc., is president and chairman of the BASIS School, Inc. Board of Directors, and is on the faculty of Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dr. Barrett served as Chairman of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, and the National Academy of Engineering. He co-chaired the Business Coalition for Student Achievement and the National Innovation Initiative Leadership Council, and served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Council for International Business and the Clinton Global Initiative Education Advisory Board. Dr. Barrett serves on numerous other boards, policy and government panels.