Renée J. James is President of Intel Corporation and is part of the company's Executive Office.
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 has also been an overall leader in the development and implementation of the corporate strategy.
During her 25 plus year career at Intel, James has spearheaded the company's strategic expansion into providing proprietary and open source software and services for applications in enterprise, security and cloud-based computing. In her most recent 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. Previously, 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.
James is Vice Chair of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. She also serves as a non-executive director on the Vodafone Group Plc Board of Directors and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. She served 7 years as independent director on the VMware Inc. Board of Directors and was a member of the Audit Committee. She is also a member of the C200.
In 2014 James was ranked 21st on Fortune's Most Powerful Women in Business list, and she is ranked 45th on the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list. She holds a bachelor's degree and an MBA from the University of Oregon.