AMD, founded in 1969, develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets. The company trails behind rival Intel Corp. (INTC) in the market for x-86-based microprocessors, and competes against Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) in the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) space.
As of October 24, 2018, AMD trades at $22.79 per share. On October 24, 2018 the company reported its Q3 2018 results. Revenues for the period rose to $1.65 billion compared to $1.58 billion in Q3 2017 while profits over the period jumped to $102 million versus $62 million in Q3 last year.
The fourteen current directors and executive officers of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) own a collective 17 million shares, or about 1.8% of the company, as reported on March 5, 2018.
Below are AMD’s three largest individual shareholders, all currently serving in top decision making roles at the global corporation.
Lisa T. Su
Dr. Lisa T Su. has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of AMD since August 2014 and October 2014 respectively. Su, as of September 6, 2018, beneficially owns 2.43 million shares of AMD. This makes Su the firm’s largest shareholder. Under her leadership, the chip maker’s stock has more than tripled. The electrical engineer and chip designer has helped AMD secure a comeback against Nvidia and Intel, making significant strides in the graphics and video game console chip markets and landing a major deal to license server chip designs in China. Su has also doubled down on more high-end chips, debuting the company’s newest line called “Zen” in order to increase its market reach.
Previously, she held positions as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Senior VP and General Manager of Global Business at AMD. Before that, Su served in various executive roles at Freescale Semiconductor Holdings Ltd. The CEO has co-authored over 40 technical publications and a book chapter on next-generation consumer electronics. Dr. Su received a B.S., M.S., and Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mark D. Papermaster
Mark D. Papermaster is AMD’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President of Technology and Engineering. As of October 15, 2018, Papermaster beneficially owns 1.26 million shares of AMD. This makes Papermaster the company’s second largest shareholder. He is responsible for corporate technical direction and production development, including system-on-chip (SOC) methodology, microprocessor design, I/O and memory and advanced research. The CTO also oversees Information Technology to deliver AMD’s compute infrastructure and services.
Papermaster brings to AMD over 35 years of engineering experience, including leadership positions with Cisco’s Silicon Engineering Group, Apple’s Devices Hardware Engineering, and IBM, where he oversaw development of key microprocessor and server technologies. The engineer received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree from the University of Vermont.
According to an SEC filing on August 29, 2018, Devinder Kumar owns 664,814 shares of AMD, making him the third largest shareholder. He is the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and treasurer of AMD, and is responsible for the company’s global finance organization as well as global corporate services and facilities.
The long-time executive of the firm joined AMD in 1984 as a financial analyst, later serving 10 years in Asia as a financial controller for AMD Penang and group finance director for AMD’s Manufacturing Services Group across Singapore, Thailand, China and Malaysia. The tech executive who has served in various corporate roles and leadership positions at the semiconductor company earned a bachelor’s degree in ecology from the University of Malaya, Malaysia, a master’s degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles.