Qualcomm Taps Intel Veteran for Marketing Position
Qualcomm taps former Intel mobile maven as CMO. Anand Chandrasekher was responsible for many of Intel’s low-power mobile chip initiatives. Chandrasekher will report to Steve Mollenkopf, president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm.
Mollenkopf, on the appointment of Chandrasekher, said “I am pleased to welcome Anand Chandrasekher as chief marketing officer. His extensive experience in marketing and management makes Anand well-suited to help grow Qualcomm’s communications and marketing efforts across the world and to amplify our consumer offerings to new audiences.”
Most recently, Chandrasekher was senior vice president, general manager for the Ultra Mobility Group at Intel, with responsibility for the Intel Atom processor family. During his nearly 25-year tenure at Intel, Chandrasekher held a variety of leadership roles including head of Intel’s Worldwide Sales and Marketing Group, corporate vice president of the Mobile Platforms Group and co-general manager for the Intel486 Processor Division. He is best known for his pioneering efforts on the Intel Centrino platforms.
He is currently also a board member on Cornell’s College of Computing and Information Sciences, a member of the advisory board for Rutberg Wireless and an advisor to startups in the mobile and wireless domain.