In Good Company: US' No. 1 CEO Patrick Gelsinger on family, faith and work

VMware CEO Patrick Gelsinger talks about his priorities, and living in a principled way

Mr Patrick Gelsinger took charge of Intel’s 486 project at age 24, the youngest engineer in the team of 120 that took the 32-bit x86 microprocessor from concept to creation as the first x86 chip to use more than a million transistors.
Mr Patrick Gelsinger took charge of Intel’s 486 project at age 24, the youngest engineer in the team of 120 that took the 32-bit x86 microprocessor from concept to creation as the first x86 chip to use more than a million transistors.ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ

Every age has its indelible moments of corporate history.

In the mid-1960s, as the manufacturing era took hold, the late Lee Iacocca had his at Ford Motor Co with the launch of the Mustang convertible. In the creative space, Terry Lovelock of advertising firm Collett Dickenson Pearce attained immortality in the 1970s when he wrote that incandescent line for Heineken lager - "Refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 22, 2019, with the headline 'US' No. 1 CEO on family, faith and work'. Subscribe