Red Hat has appointed IT industry veteran Narendra (Naren) K Gupta as chairman of the board.
Narendra Gupta, who has got 40 year experience in IT industry, is a member of Red Hat’s board since 2005 and a member of the board’s compensation committee.
Narendra Gupta succeeds H Hugh Shelton, who recently retired from the board after serving as chairman since 2010.
In 2006, Narendra Gupta co-founded Nexus Venture Partners, a venture capital fund, and he serves as the firm’s managing director.
Narendra Gupta co-founded Integrated Systems (ISI) in 1980 to develop products for embedded software development. He served as ISI’s president and CEO from founding until 1994 and as chairman until 2000 when ISI merged with Wind River Systems.
Narendra Gupta served as Wind River’s vice chairman from 2000 until its acquisition by Intel in 2009. He currently serves on the board of trustees of the California Institute of Technology, the advisory board of Asia Society Northern California, and on the boards of several privately held companies.
“Coupled with his global technology industry experience, he is an ideal person for this role. Red Hat has already benefited greatly from his broad experience and his contributions as a dedicated member of our board,” said Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO, Red Hat.