Senior Vice President, Global Operations
Chekib Akrout is senior vice president of the global operations and information technology organization at AMD. Akrout oversees teams responsible for global operations, platform and product engineering, and infrastructure and IT services. In this role, Akrout is responsible for end-to-end yield, costs, quality, and delivery of new AMD products to customers, and optimizing business critical infrastructure and IT service/support.
Before joining AMD in 2008, Akrout worked at Freescale Semiconductor as vice president and general manager of the Networking System Division where he focused on networking multi-core and Digital Signal Processing, driving processor competitiveness in the networking markets.
Prior to Freescale, he spent 23 years at IBM, where his last assignment was vice president of Entertainment and Embedded Processor Development and was responsible for the Cell Project developed through a Sony/Toshiba/IBM partnership as well as Xbox 360 processor development for Microsoft and embedded PowerPC processors cores for SoC.
Akrout holds a bachelor's degree in physics from the University Pierre & Marie Curie in France, and a doctorate in electronics and physics.