- High-tech executive
- Champion for women
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Rani Borkar is corporate vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Development Group, where she leads global engineering teams responsible for developing processors for server, client and handheld devices.
She originally came to the US from India to pursue a Ph.D. in astrophysics, but earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering after becoming fascinated by the emerging computing industry. She has been with Intel since 1988 and has held numerous technical and senior management positions in microprocessor design and development.
Borkar earned the Intel Achievement Award in 2002 and also received the Corporate Fellow Award in 2004 at the Linkage Women in Leadership Conference. An advocate for women, Borkar is active with the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, which seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology and increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women.
“Rani Borkar is a pioneer in her field of technology development for Intel, one of Oregon’s leading companies. She understands our commitment as Oregon’s statewide university to bring educational achievement to all Oregonians and prepare our citizens to meet the state’s future workforce needs. Rani’s experienced leadership will help guide our efforts at OSU to advance economic development and innovation in Oregon and in partnerships around the world.” – Ed Ray, President, Oregon State University