He will take over from Andy Bryant, who had been Intel's chairman since 2012
Intel Corporation yesterday announced Bangladeshi born businessman Dr Omar Ishrak as the new Chairman of Intel's Board of Directors. He will succeed Andy Bryant, who is stepping down after seven years in the role in May.
A press release on Intel's website said Dr Ishrak has served on Intel's board since March 2017.
Dr Ishrak has been serving as the chairman and chief executive officer of the world's leading Minnesota-based medical technology giant Medtronic since 2011.
He joined Medtronic from General Electric Company, where he spent 16 years serving as an officer and a senior vice president.
Earlier in his career, Dr Ishrak held leadership positions at Diasonics/Vingmed, and product development and engineering positions at Philips Ultrasound.
He grew up in Bangladesh, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of London, King's College. Dr Ishrak is also a Fellow of King's College.
Dr Ishrak is a member of the Board of Directors of Intel, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society, and a member of the Minnesota Public Radio Board of Trustees.