Intel Corporation has appointed Christoph Schell as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer (CMO) to lead the Sales, Marketing and Communications Group (SMG), starting March 14. Schell will succeed Michelle Johnston Holthaus, who will take on a new role as general manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group (CCG). Schell will become a member of the executive leadership team and will report directly to Gelsinger.
Schell joins Intel from HP Inc., where he was most recently chief commercial officer. With his go-to-market team, he led customer and partner success, category management and customer support globally. During his 25 years with the company, Schell held various senior management roles across the globe, including president of 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing.
Prior to rejoining HP in 2014, Schell served as executive vice president of Growth Markets for Philips, where he led the lighting business across Asia Pacific, Japan, Africa, Russia, India, Central Asia and the Middle East. He started his career in his family’s distribution and industrial solutions company and worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble.
“Christoph has an exceptional track record of driving innovative and disruptive go-to-market strategies around the globe. He brings expertise in understanding business segments, verticals and the solutions and services customers want,” said Pat Gelsinger, Intel CEO.
“There is no other company as essential to the technology industry as Intel and it’s exciting to see how the company has returned to its roots over the past year - driving innovation deep into silicon and all the way up the stack,” said Schell. “I look forward to joining Intel’s world-class leadership team at this pivotal moment in the company’s history and helping to create even more value and opportunity for customers and partners around the world.”