Sean Maloney, Intel executive vice president and chairman of Intel China, will retire in January, says the company.
Mr. Maloney, 56, is a veteran of the semiconductor industry. He joined Intel in 1982 and has held a number of senior management positions with the company during his career. Most recently, he served as the first chairman of Intel China. In this role, he has been responsible for the implementation of an Intel-wide strategy for long-term success in China as well as leadership development for Intel China’s management team. He has lived in Beijing since July 2011. Previously, he served as co-general manager of the Intel Architecture Group and chief sales and marketing officer.
In February 2010, Mr. Maloney suffered a stroke and took a medical leave of absence from Intel. His arduous path to regain his speech and make a full physical recovery inspired Intel employees and countless others.
Mr. Maloney began his Intel career in the company’s European headquarters where he spent nine years in management roles in applications engineering, sales and marketing. From 1992 to 1995, he served as technical assistant to Grove, Intel’s chairman and CEO. In 1995, Maloney moved to Hong Kong to manage Intel’s sales and marketing activities in Asia Pacific and returned to the United States in 1998 to become head of Intel’s worldwide sales organization. Three years later he took over as head of Intel Communications Group and became co-manager of the Intel Mobility Group in 2004.