Henri Richard set to leave AMD

Written by Phil Cogar

August 24, 2007 | 09:13

Tags: #delay #leave #resign

Companies: #amd

It seems as if AMD is having a hard time keeping its management positions filled this year. Just last month, Dave Orton vacated his position as executive vice president of AMD's Visual Media Business.

Now, Henri Richard, chief sales and marketing officer, has announced that he will be leaving the company next month on completely amicable terms.

Of course this has nothing to do with the Barcelona processor running late out of the starting gate or the fact that AMD has been having financial troubles over the past year.

After 20 years in the PC industry – and five of the most professionally rewarding years here at AMD – I have decided to make a move to a different business segment,” said Richard. “I am leaving AMD at a time when the company is in position to break the monopoly that plagues this industry. I am immensely proud of my contribution to AMD, and in particular, of the strong team I leave behind.”

Just as was the case when Orton left the company, the global sales and marketing organisation will report directly to the office of the CEO until a replacement is found.

If any of you guys think you can handle the job, then go ahead and start submitting your CVs to AMD. You might be able to get the £283,000 salary, £1.14 million long term compensation, and the £2.44 million in total stock options that Richard earned in the 2006 fiscal year.

Make sure you let us know if you get the job over in the forums or in the comments box below.
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