Chekib Akrout is the senior vice president and business transformation officer for AMD. He will help drive company-wide alignment to ensure our structures, processes and IT systems enable us to achieve our short- and long-term business objectives.
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, serving as director of high-speed and broadband microprocessor development in IBM’s Microelectronics Division, and was responsible for PowerPC processors used in Apple Macintosh and Nintendo Game Cube platforms. He later became 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.