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Former Intel data center boss Diane Bryant joins Google Cloud as new COO

  • Diane Bryant is joining Google Cloud as its new COO.
  • Bryant was one of the top three executives at Intel, leading its data center group until 2016.

Diane Bryant is joining Google Cloud as its new chief operating officer.

Google Cloud boss Diane Greene made the announcement through a blog post on Thursday.

Bryant is an experienced tech executive who spent more than 25 years at Intel. Most recently, she led Intel's data center group, and was considered one of the top three execs at the company. But she abruptly stepped down from her role at Intel in May due to "family matters."

At the time, Intel said her departure would be temporary for six to eight months. But according to a new SEC filing by Intel, Bryant notified Intel that she will not be returning and plans to retire from the company effective Dec. 1. Intel will have to make a separation payment of $4.5 million to Bryant, the filing said.

Bryant also sits on the boards of United Technologies, and is generally considered one of the highest-profile female leaders in Silicon Valley.

You can read the full blog post here.