Craig Barrett received BS, MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science from Stanford University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Danish Technical University and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England. Barrett joined Intel Corporation in 1974, was promoted to President in 1997, CEO in 1998, and Chairman in 2005, a post held until he retired in 2009.
Barrett is a leading advocate for improving education and for raising awareness of the value of technology in elevating social and economic standards globally. He chairs the Boards of Achieve, Change The Equation, Dossia, Skolkovo Foundation Council, Arizona Ready Education Council, and BASIS Schools; co-chairs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advisory Board; vice chairs Science Foundation Arizona and the National Forest Foundation; and serves on the Boards of Society for Science and the Public, K12, Arizona Commerce Authority, and Tallwave.
Barrett also served as Chair of the National Academy of Engineering and the UN Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, co-chaired the Business Coalition for Student Achievement and National Innovation Initiative Leadership Council, and served on the U.S. Council for International Business and the Clinton Global Initiative Education Advisory Board.