EMC, Oracle Execs Turn Down AMD CEO Job: ReportBy Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2011-06-16 Email Print
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AMD reportedly approached Mark Hurd, ex-HP CEO and current Oracle president, and Pat Gelsinger, who left Intel for EMC, to become its new CEO. Both Hurd and Gelsinger rejected the overtures.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and current Oracle President Mark Hurd and Pat Gelsinger, a longtime Intel executive and current EMC COO, reportedly are among the people who have turned down Advanced Micro Devices overtures to fill its vacant CEO slot.
According to a Bloomberg report June 15, Hurd, Gelsinger and Greg Summe, manager director of investment firm Carlyle Group, were all approached by AMD officials to gauge their interest in running the chip-making company, which has been without a permanent CEO since Dirk Meyer resigned in January following a falling out with the board of directors.
CFO Thomas Seifert has been the interim CEO since Meyer s resignation, but has already said he doesn t want the CEO job.
Citing anonymous people familiar with the search, Bloomberg reported that Hurd, Gelsinger and Summe all opted out of consideration for the post. Gelsinger, who was with AMD rival Intel for close to three decades before leaving for EMC in 2009, told Bloomberg in an interview that he flatly turned down AMD s advances.
"I said no, and I said no again," he said.
Spokespeople for Oracle and Carlyle Group both declined comment. Hurd resigned under pressure as HP CEO in August 2010 after a former HP contractor accused him of sexual harassment and an internal investigation claimed he falsified expense reports. A month later, Oracle hired him as president.
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