AMD appoints Dell veteran as new CIO

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 11 2008 @ 17:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD announced the appointment of Ahmed Mahmoud as their new CIO (Chief Information Officer):
He brings more than 20 years of enterprise information technology (IT) leadership experience, most recently as vice president of IT at Dell. Mahmoud will be responsible for managing the company’s global technology infrastructure, and will play a key role ensuring that AMD continues to set an example of commercial computing excellence.

“Ahmed’s success using IT as a competitive differentiator to scale the business will help AMD tremendously as we expand our own infrastructure to best meet internal needs and better serve a growing customer base,” said Dirk Meyer, president and COO, AMD. “His considerable talent and experience help ensure that we continue building a world-class IT network based on our own products and platforms – some of the most advanced, energy-efficient solutions on the market.”

Mahmoud joins the company after 13 years at Dell. During his time there, he led a series of transformational efforts across its data warehousing, virtual storefront, manufacturing, supply chain and corporate computing operations. Prior to Dell, Mahmoud held various IT leadership and instruction positions at Eastman Kodak, The University of Houston, and Texas A&M University. He earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physics from Texas A&M University. He will report to the Office of the CEO.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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