Intel announced the appointment of Sandra Rivera as the company’s chief people officer and executive vice president.
Sandra Rivera, who was earlier responsible for the Network Platforms Group, and served as Intel’s 5G executive sponsor, will lead the HR organization and drive Intel’s culture evolution as it transforms to a data-centric company.
Intel will combine its network infrastructure organization with its programmable solutions organization under the leadership of Dan McNamara. The merging of these two business groups allows Intel to bring maximum value to customers.
Sandra Rivera will be reporting to CEO Bob Swan.
Sandra Rivera replaces Matt Smith, who announced his retirement after more than 20 years at the company in a variety of HR and legal leadership positions, including most recently serving as Intel’s chief human resources officer.
“Our people are our greatest asset and are the fuel by which we extend our rich history and success of driving technology innovations that positively impact the world. The culture evolution work that we’re driving forward is integrally tied to our business transformation,” Sandra Rivera said.