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Micron appoints SanDisk co-founder Sanjay Mehrotra as CEO

LiveMint logoLiveMint 27-04-2017 Aishwarya Venugopal

Bengaluru: Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc. named SanDisk co-founder Sanjay Mehrotra its chief executive, replacing Mark Durcan, who announced his retirement in February.

Mehrotra’s appointment will be effective from 8 May, post which, Durcan will serve as an adviser to the company until early August.

Durcan, a 30-year Micron veteran, took the top job in 2012 after long-time CEO Steve Appleton was killed in a plane crash.

Mehrotra, who will also become Micron’s president and join the company’s board, served as CEO of SandDisk from 2011 to 2016.

He spearheaded the $16 billion acquisition of the company by US hard-disk maker Western Digital Corp. last year.

Micron shares were up 1% in pre-market trading on Thursday. Reuters

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