Red Hat has appointed Narendra Gupta as chairman of the board. Mr. Gupta, a member of Red Hat’s board since 2005 and a member of the company’s compensation committee, succeeds retired U.S. Army Gen. H. Hugh Shelton, who recently retired from the board after serving as chairman since 2010.

Mr. Gupta co-founded Nexus Venture Partners, and currently serves as the firm’s managing director. He also co-founded Integrated Systems in 1980, and served as ISI’s president and CEO.

Mr. Gupta currently serves on the board of trustees of the California Institute of Technology, and the advisory board of Asia Society Northern California.

[Image courtesy: Red Hat]