Gary Niekerk, Director, Global Citizenship; Intel Corp.
Gary Niekerk has spent 25 years working with employees, customers, and stakeholders to protect and build the brands and reputation of some of the world's leading high-tech companies. Mr. Niekerk has worked for Hewlett-Packard Co., Apple Inc. and Intel Corp. where he has spent the past 17 years. While at Intel, he has held a variety of leadership positions, including: Regional Environmental Health & Safety Director, Human Resources Communications Manager and External Affairs Manager. His current position is Director, Corporate Citizenship in Intel's Corporate Affairs organization, where he works on corporate strategy related to sustainability, corporate reputation and stakeholder management.
Mr. Niekerk is an accomplished speaker with expertise in integrating corporate responsibility into the business. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene. He and his wife live in Arizona where he is an active volunteer in the local community, and he is Past-President of the Chandler Education Foundation Board of Directors.