Sanjay Mehrotra is president and chief executive officer at Micron Technology.
Sanjay is leading Micron during an exciting period for the company, where changes in computing architecture and artificial intelligence technologies are driving new opportunities for memory and storage and transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all.
Sanjay joined Micron in 2017 after a distinguished career at SanDisk Corp. where he led the company from start-up in 1988 until its sale in 2016. In addition to being a SanDisk co-founder, Sanjay served as its president and CEO from 2011 to 2016, overseeing its growth to an industry-leading Fortune 500 company.
Sanjay has more than 40 years of experience in the semiconductor memory industry, holding engineering and leadership positions at Integrated Device Technology, SEEQ Technology and Intel Corp. He holds more than 70 patents, several of which are foundational to enabling high-capacity flash memory, now a ubiquitous element of modern computing. He has published numerous articles in the areas of nonvolatile memory design and flash memory systems.
In 2022 Sanjay was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, one of the profession’s highest distinctions. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in 2022 by Boise State University in recognition of his semiconductor industry leadership.
Sanjay currently serves on the board of directors of CDW Corporation and the Semiconductor Industry Association. He also serves on the Engineering Advisory Board at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sanjay is passionate about promoting STEM education and has supported programs that inspire youth to discover science, technology, engineering, math and computer science. He champions opportunities that focus on helping underserved youth explore STEM advancement.
Sanjay is also deeply committed to building an inclusive and equitable culture at Micron, and increasing diverse representation across engineering, technology and leadership career paths. He led company efforts to achieve comprehensive global pay equity for all underrepresented groups and 50% female representation on Micron’s board of directors. He also actively supports helping communities thrive through education, community support, grants and volunteerism.
Sanjay earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley and is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program (SEP).
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