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Renee James

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: President, Intel

Born: May 19, 1965, Los Gatos, California

Education: BA in international business and MBA, University of Oregon

Early Marker: Worked as a technical assistant for former chairman and CEO Andy Grove for four years into 1990s, a sign she was being fast-tracked to the top.

Big Idea: Provides the business and marketing vision to counterbalance CEO Brian Krzanich's technology and operations expertise; aims to make the semiconductor company a power in software, along with getting more Intel chips into smartphones.

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