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Keyvan Esfarjani

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Keyvan Esfarjani

Executive Vice President and Chief Global Operations Officer, Intel Corporation
Keyvan Esfarjani

Keyvan Esfarjani is executive vice president, chief global operations officer and general manager of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide manufacturing operations, including Fab Sort and Assembly Test Manufacturing, strategic planning, corporate quality assurance, corporate services and supply chain. Previously, Esfarjani led the company’s non-volatile memory worldwide manufacturing, responsible for leading the strategy and operation for Intel memory fabs, component assembly/test, and 3D NAND and Optane SSD manufacturing. Esfarjani’s tenure with Intel began in 1996 as an industrial engineer, after working in the automotive industry for four years. Since that time, he has held various leadership roles in process engineering, yield and mfg., to enabling 16 technology startups, with expertise spanning across logic, memory and chipset technologies. Esfarjani was the Intel D2 plant manager in California for process development and manufacturing. In 2010, he became the co-CEO of the IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Micron. In 2016, Esfarjani set the vision and strategy for Intel’s internal memory manufacturing. He led the Dalian fab conversion from chipset to memory in seven months and then construction of a fab expansion in 11 months. Esfarjani recently led the strategy in partnership with FSM for independent memory Technology Development operation and startup for Optane. Esfarjani earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering and operations research from Purdue University.