Executive Biography

Ruth Cotter ThumbnailRuth Cotter

Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Investor Relations

As chief human resources officer and senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Investor Relations at AMD, Ruth Cotter oversees all aspects of these critical corporate functions, driving cross-functional alignment to help the company achieve its business objectives. With more than 20 years of experience, including 13 years at AMD, Cotter possesses deep business and company knowledge and has a proven track record of strong leadership rooted in the principle that thoughtful strategy and planning leads to disciplined executional excellence.

Cotter has held the Chief Human Resources Officer role since November 2015, and in October 2017 she assumed responsibility for Worldwide Marketing to further amplify AMD’s corporate and product brands through an integrated global marketing organization. In her previous role as corporate vice president of corporate communications and investor relations, Cotter led AMD’s global relationships with the media, industry analysts and the investment community. Previously at AMD she was instrumental in building and managing the Company’s investor relations function. Prior to joining AMD, Cotter spent several years in a number of investor relations roles 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.

Cotter holds a bachelor's degree in economics and history from University College Cork, Ireland. She currently serves on the Sister Cities International Board of Directors, a 501(c)(3) organization founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower that aims to promote peace through people-to-people relationships: “Connect Globally. Thrive Locally.” Cotter previously served on the National Investor Relations Institute’s (NIRI) Board of Directors and the San Jose Sister City Program Board of Directors and was nominated as a #1 Investor Relations professional for Semiconductor Companies as part of the All-American Executive team rankings by Institutional Investor. She was also nominated 2017 Diversity Leader and a “Woman Worth Watching” in September 2014 by the Diversity Journal. She is based in Sunnyvale, California.​