SANTA CLARA, CA, Dec 10, 2018 – Intel® has appointed Jeff Rittener as Chief Government Affairs Officer and General Manager of Intel’s Governments, Markets and Trade group (GMT). In this role, Rittener is responsible for overseeing the company’s global government affairs efforts and the worldwide team of trade professionals responsible for ensuring the company’s full compliance with U.S. and other government regulations in the areas of export, customs and sanctions.
Intel General Counsel Steven Rodgers said, “Jeff is a true leader with a track record of building great teams that not only drive stunning results but achieve them the right way. In an increasingly complex global political and regulatory environment, I trust Jeff and his team to represent Intel’s interests in ways that keep us competitive, respected and focused on our customers’ growth.”
A trade specialist for more than 30 years, Rittener joined Intel in 1991 as an export analyst and later became Director of Global Export Compliance. Before joining Intel, Rittener spent four years as an export administrator at Xidex Corporation.
Rittener holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from San Jose State University. He serves on the U.S. Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee, representing Intel and the industry on export policies and practices. He is also a frequent speaker on trade compliance practices at conferences, industry trade groups and other government-sponsored programs, and has met with senior government officials from around the world.