Intel appoints Dr Ann Kelleher as executive vice president

Appointment of Macroom native is first time an Irish person has held the role

Intel has appointed Irishwoman Dr Ann Kelleher as executive vice president, the first time an Irish person has held the role.

The announcement was made by Intel chief executive Pat Gelsinger. "Thrilled to share that Dr. Ann Kelleher is now @Intel executive vice president. So well-deserved with her many contributions including the turnaround of our Tech Dev organization this past year," Mr Gelsinger posted on Twitter.

Dr Kelleher joined Intel in 1996 as a process engineer. She is currently general manager of Technology Development at Intel Corporation, responsible for the research, development and deployment of next-generation silicon logic, packaging and test technologies.

Prior to that, Dr Kelleher was general manager of manufacturing and operations, and served as co-general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group.


Originally from Macroom in Co Cork, she received a bachelor's degree in 1987 and a Master's degree in 1989 in electrical engineering from University College Cork.

In 1993, she received a PhD from the National Microelectronics Research Centre, now now part of the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork, becoming the first woman to do so.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist