As chief human resources officer and senior vice president of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at AMD, Ruth Cotter oversees all aspects of these critical corporate functions, driving cross-functional alignment to help the company achieve its business objectives. With more than 20 years of experience, including 13 years at AMD, Cotter possesses deep business and company knowledge and has a proven track record of strong leadership rooted in the principle that thoughtful strategy and planning leads to disciplined executional excellence.
In her previous role as corporate vice president of communications and investor relations, Cotter led AMD’s global relationships with the media, industry analysts and the investment community. Previously at AMD she was instrumental in building and managing the Company’s investor relations function. Prior to joining AMD, Cotter spent several years in a number of investor relations roles at Trintech Group plc, a leading provider of transaction risk management solutions co-headquartered in Ireland and the USA, and CRH plc, one of the world’s largest building materials groups.
Cotter holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from University College Cork, Ireland. She serves on the National Investor Relations Institute’s (NIRI) Board of Directors and the San Jose Sister City Program Board of Directors and was nominated as a “Woman Worth Watching” by the Diversity Journal in September 2014. She is based in Sunnyvale, California.