Craig R. Barrett

Craig R. Barrett

Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation

Craig Barrett is chairman of the board of Intel Corporation and a  leading advocate for improving education and healthcare. He is also  a vocal advocate for the value that technology can provide in raising social and economic standards globally.

Barrett joined Intel Corporation in 1974. In 1992, he was elected  to the company's board of directors and was named chief operating officer in 1993. Barrett became Intel's fourth president in 1997,  CEO in 1998, and chairman of the board in 2005.

While serving as Intel's CEO, Barrett became increasingly concerned  about the rising costs of healthcare for employers. He was determined to find a way that technology can expand access to, improve quality in, and reduce costs of healthcare. In 2005, he helped establish Intel's Digital Health Group, which aims to help transform global healthcare by connecting people and information. Barrett also has become actively involved in helping drive  innovation in healthcare.   He serves on the American Health Information Community, co-chairing its Chronic Care Workgroup, and plays a key role in Dossia. Dossia is a web-based system that will enable employees, retirees, and their dependents to maintain lifelong personal health records.

In addition, Barrett serves as chairman of the United Nations Global Alliance on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, and is an appointee to the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He co-chairs the Business Coalition for Student Achievement and the National Innovation Initiative Leadership Council, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Council for International Business. As chair of the National Academy of Engineering, Barrett promotes the academy's policies to the engineering community and the public. In addition, he is a member of the National Governors' Association Task Force on Innovation America, the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and the Committee on Scientific Communication and National Security.

Barrett received his bachelor's, masters' and doctoral degrees in Materials Science from Stanford University. He also was a Fulbright Fellow at the Danish Technical University in Denmark and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England. Prior to joining Intel, Barrett was an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University.