AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the promotion of
Ruth Cotter (44) to senior vice president of Human Resources, Corporate Communications, and Investor Relations reporting to
President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. In this expanded role, Cotter is responsible for overseeing all aspects of these three corporate functions and driving cross-functional alignment to help the company achieve its business objectives. Further building out the HR leadership team, Robert Gama (42) will take on additional responsibility driving AMD's HR strategy, operations, and execution as chief talent officer, reporting to Cotter.
"At AMD, people are our greatest asset and it's pivotal that we have the right leadership in place, capable of further driving our culture around delivering great technologies and products that will change the world," said Dr. Su. "Ruth's keen business acumen and company knowledge as well as her proven leadership abilities, coupled with Robert's knowledge of and experience in the HR function, make them a powerful combination with the perspective, energy, and vision to further our success and strengthen our global teams."
A 13-year AMD veteran, Cotter previously led AMD's global relationships with the media, industry analysts and Wall Street as corporate vice president of communications and investor relations. Prior to joining AMD, Cotter spent several years at Trintech Group plc, a leading provider of transaction risk management solutions co-headquartered in Ireland and the USA, and CRH plc, one of the world's largest building materials groups, growing her investor relations expertise. Before that, she gained public relations experience in the public, banking, and consumer industries. Cotter serves on the National Investor Relations Institute's (NIRI) Board of Directors and the San Jose Sister City Program Board of Directors. She was nominated as a "Woman Worth Watching" by the Diversity Journal in September 2014.
As corporate vice president of HR, Gama has spent the last three years working to transform the HR practices of the AMD worldwide engineering team. Gama joined AMD from Lenovo, where he held various roles, including HR vice president with responsibility for worldwide staffing, learning, executive and management development, culture, talent management, organizational development, and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to that, he worked at PepsiCo and spent eight years at Dell.
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