Sandra Rivera, Intel’s New Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President.
Sandra Rivera has been appointed as Intel’s Chief People Officer and executive vice president, reporting to CEO Bob Swan. She will lead the human resources organization and serve as steward of Intel’s culture evolution as it transforms to a data-centric company.
Previously, Rivera was responsible for the Network Platforms Group, and served as Intel’s 5G executive sponsor.
“Sandra is a role model for an Intel that is customer obsessed, collaborative and fearless while firmly grounded in trust, transparency and inclusivity. I am thrilled that Sandra will lead this critical part of our strategy to power a data-centric world,” Swan said. “In a company driven by deep, technical talent, Sandra is an excellent technical leader who builds successful businesses by first building great teams. I am confident Sandra, as Chief People Officer, will help us accelerate our transformation and position our Intel team to play a bigger role in our customers’ success.”
Rivera replaces Matt Smith, who announced his retirement after more than 20 years at the company in a variety of HR and legal leadership positions, including most recently serving as Intel’s chief human resources officer.
Mariana Fagnilli, Head, Global Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Catalent Pharma Solutions.
A Human Rights and International Law Attorney from Argentina, with over 20 years of experience, Mariana Fagnilli is the Global Head of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Catalent, a world-leading firm focused on the development, delivery, and supply of drugs, biologics, and consumer health products.
Before joining Catalent, Fagnilli spent 10 years at Johnson & Johnson, where she held roles of increasing responsibility, in legal, diversity & inclusion, advocacy, government affairs and policy, before taking a role as European Head of Policy for Amgen, followed by a global role at bluebird bio as Head of Patient Advocacy and Diversity & Inclusion.
Building strategic relationships with key stakeholders, and working closely with leaders across the globe, she brings her knowledge and perspective of the global political and business environments to provide support to global businesses.
She creates strategic approaches to corporate sustainability by bringing her vast knowledge of rapidly-changing global affairs. One of her biggest accomplishments is the development and implementation of Health Equity programs with a focus in the U.S. and EU healthcare systems.
She was recognized as one of Fortune 500 Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility for her leadership qualities and continued commitment to the Hispanic community. She was also accorded Honorable Mention in the LATINA Style’s Latina Executive of the Year Program, based on her excellence in corporate leadership, mentorship, and dedication to working with the Hispanic communities both nationally and internationally, while creating value for the business.
Digital Hands Announces New Chief Operating Officer Cyber Security Industry Veteran Myrna Soto.
Digital Hands, a managed security services provider (MSSP), has named veteran cyber security executive Myrna Soto as Chief Operating Officer. Soto most recently was a Partner at ForgePoint Capital focusing on cyber security investments; she also served as Corporate SVP & Global CISO for Comcast Corporation from 2009-2018. Soto brings over 26 years of technology leadership experience including roles at American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Kemper Insurance and MGM Resorts.
“Myrna’s extensive background in cyber security, proven track record for scaling operations, and passion for building new and innovative offerings make her an ideal fit for leading the next evolution of growth at Digital Hands,” said Charlotte Baker, CEO of Digital Hands. “Myrna will leverage the strong foundation we have built over the years while adding new talent to expand partnerships and catapult our security orchestration, automation, and response capabilities to deliver the highest value to our customers.”
Soto will assume responsibility for Security Operations, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and Customer Success. In her role, she will ensure operational excellence and the highest outcomes of value for customers while driving momentum in the execution of the company’s long-term growth plans.
Soto serves on the board of directors at CMS Energy/Consumers Energy, Spirit Airlines and Popular Inc. She is recognized as a Governance and Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors.