Anand Chandrasekher is a seasoned global operating and management executive with a track record for delivering innovation. He is an expert on China. And, is recognized as a visionary with the ability to create and exploit disruptions in the marketplace. During his 24 year tenure at Intel Corporation, Chandrasekher held a variety of roles including head of Intel’s mobile business, server and workstation business, global sales organization; and, global marketing. Most recently, he was President of Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc. and Vice Chairman of Huaxintong Semiconductor, Inc. (China). He is known for his pioneering efforts on the Intel Centrino™ and Atom™ platforms which helped usher in the modern era of mobility; and, for his work on Qualcomm’s Centriq™ARM servers. Chandrasekher presently serves on the board of Avalanche Technology Inc.
Chandrasekher is a founding board member on Cornell’s College of Computing and Information Sciences; a member of Cornell’s Trustee Council; and, a charter member at The Indus Entrepreneurs. Chandrasekher was named CRN’s “Innovator of the year” in 2004 for his work on the Intel Centrino™ platform; and, was named one of the “Top 25 CMO’s” in 2014 by Forbes. He is cited in Steve Hamm’s book “The race for perfect”; and, in Judy Estrin’s book “Closing the innovation gap”. Chandrasekher has also been a visiting lecturer on strategy at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. Chandrasekher received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Cornell University, his Master’s in Operations Research from Cornell University; and, his MBA from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management.