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7 Big Things To Know About Intel’s New CEO, Pat Gelsinger

Mark Haranas

From having Intel’s Andy Grove as his mentor to being voted the No. 1 CEO in America, here are seven things you need to know about VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger as he leaves to head Intel.

Gelsinger Is Known For His Charity Work

There not too many millionaire technology CEOs who hike mountains for charity, but Gelsinger isn’t like many CEOs. Outside work, Gelsinger is known for his deep religious faith and charitable work, typically tackling tough physical activities to raise money for those in need.

For example, in 2018 the technology guru climbed Africa’s highest mountain to raise money to construct a high school for girls in Kenya. Through the charitable organization Missions of Hope International, which supports orphans and vulnerable children and families in Kenya, Gelsinger raised more than $100,000 by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, with an elevation of approximately 19,341 feet.

“Girls in particular are susceptible to be prevented from education, falling back to tribal patterns of being married off and child bearing at very young ages and continuing the terrible cycle of poverty,” said Gelsinger at the time. “I‘m thrilled with the potential to click off a bucket list item but doing it for the noblest of causes—bringing hope and life to the world’s most vulnerable. Truly changing the face of eternity for these kids.”

 
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Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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