He will oversee the chipmaker’s government relations and public policy functions in his new position, Intel said Thursday.
“Government affairs plays a heavy role in today’s global and increasingly complex political landscape, and Bruce will help advance our collaboration with governments around the world as we address the soaring global need for semiconductors.” said Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger.
Andrews worked at Softbank for nearly three years and previously served as managing director at Rock Creek Global Advisors. He also oversaw Ford Motor’s federal and state government affairs in VP role.
His public sector career included time as chief of staff and deputy secretary at the Department of Commerce, general counsel at the Senate Commerce Committee and legislative director for a congressman.
“I look forward to leading a global team dedicated to fostering a constructive policy environment for the semiconductor industry, and to working with governments around the world to help them understand the role Intel plays in enabling so much of modern life, industry and progress,” Andrews noted.
The announcement of his appointment comes after Intel secured a Department of Defense contract to establish a commercial foundry ecosystem for the DOD’s Rapid Assured Microelectronics Prototypes-Commercial program.