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Tuesday, 29 March 2011 11:32

AMD can't find a new CEO

Written by Nick Farell
amd

Two months and no one named
It seems that AMD is having some difficulty finding someone to take the role of CEO. Dirk Meyer announced he was quitting two months ago, after a disagreement with the board over strategy. However since then no one has been named as a likely replacement.

Some of that might be to do with what is happening at AMD. Not only did Meyer quit after a row with the board, chief operating officer Robert Rivet also quit as did Marty Seyer, corporate vice president for strategy.

There are no rumours that AMD has made overtures and been rejected, or if the board is having a tough time finding  someone with the right stuff. Some analysts say AMD might even go outside the confines of chip makers for its new leader although you do need some technology savvy to work out what is going on at the outfit.

However if a quarter passes without an appointment, investors will start to get concerned that the outfit is rudderless.


Nick Farell

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+38 #1 thetruth 2011-03-29 12:00
Ooh... pick me! pick me! I can't seem to get a grad job at the moment, but I don't mind a bit of a challenge.
 
 
+38 #2 BernardP 2011-03-29 12:03
So.... The rumor is that there is no rumor.... Truly disquieting.
 
 
+9 #3 fuadzilla 2011-03-29 13:26
better wait for gold later than silver now... 8) mgt101
 
 
+6 #4 Super XP 2011-03-29 14:39
I'll take the job AMD, you know where to find me...
 
 
-25 #5 Warrior24_7 2011-03-29 14:49
Going this long and having that many high level people walk away didn't happen by surprise. They've made overtures and sent feelers to the people that they liked at least to see who'd want the job. So obviously there was some rejection! Who the hell would want to go over there? Look at the MacBook debacle.
 
 
-23 #6 Drac 2011-03-29 15:39
amd let go they best ever CEO - Meyer,and made mistake actualy,why let go good ceo,who making company work and progress (if you can call amd progressing company LOL)and even sometimes look attractive.Now,its like young girl - if they get some dirty man,amd become biatch LOL
Anyway,who wants to go to company,who for decades in debt and second at the best? Hardly nice prospect is it?
Now,lets flame amd fangirls :D LOL
 
 
+24 #7 Haberlandt 2011-03-29 15:52
Quoting Drac:
amd let go they best ever CEO - Meyer,and made mistake actualy,why let go good ceo,who making company work and progress (if you can call amd progressing company LOL)and even sometimes look attractive.Now,its like young girl - if they get some dirty man,amd become biatch LOL
Anyway,who wants to go to company,who for decades in debt and second at the best? Hardly nice prospect is it?
Now,lets flame amd fangirls :D LOL
Who let the trolls out?
 
 
+7 #8 The blue fox 2011-03-29 15:53
Strange that there having trouble finding some one to be CEO. Is AMD that bad off that no one wants to run the show.
 
 
+21 #9 The_Countess 2011-03-29 16:08
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Look at the MacBook debacle.

the one with broken nvidia GPU's?
 
 
+3 #10 Blacky 2011-03-29 16:50
Quoting thetruth:
Ooh... pick me! pick me! I can't seem to get a grad job at the moment, but I don't mind a bit of a challenge.


No no!!! Pick me! Pick me!
 

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