Craig Barrett received BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Stanford. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Danish Technical University and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England. Dr. Barrett joined Intel in 1974, was promoted to president in 1997, CEO in 1998, and chairman in 2005, a post held until he retired in 2009.
Dr. Barrett is a leading advocate for improving education and for raising awareness of the value of technology in elevating social and economic standards globally. He chairs Change The Equation, BASIS Schools, STAND for Children Arizona, Skolkovo Foundation Council, National Forest Foundation and the Irish Technology Leadership Group; co-chairs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advisory Board; vice chairs Science Foundation Arizona; serves on the Boards of Achieve, Society for Science and the Public, K12, Arizona Commerce Authority, Carnegie Institution for Science, Geothermic Solution, Impele, Tallwave and the Peterson G. Peterson Foundation; and serves on the Carnegie Mellon University President’s Global Advisory Council and the Wildlife Conservation Society Council. Previously, Dr. Barrett chaired the National Academy of Engineering, the UN Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, the Business Coalition for Student Achievement, the National Innovation Initiative Leadership Council, and served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Council for International Business and the Clinton Global Initiative Education Advisory Board.