John Doerr joined Intel in 1974 just as they invented the famous “8080” 8 bit microprocessor. At Intel he held various engineering, marketing and management assignments, and was one of their top-ranked sales executives. In 1980 he joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and sponsored a series of investments including Compaq, Cypress, Intuit, Netscape, Lotus, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, S3, Sun Microsystems, Amazon.com, Symantec and Google.
John was the founding CEO of Silicon Compilers. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Amazon.com and Google. The privately-held company boards include Zazzle, Miasole, Bloom Energy, and Spatial Photonics. He holds patents for computer memory devices he invented as a design engineer at Monsanto. His interests include the Internet, green technology and conservation, biotechnology and genomics, the improvement of K-12 education, micro-finance and debt relief.
John Doerr was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Group and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation
Co-founder, ONE & (RED)
Lead singer, U2 Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust
Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation *
President & CEO, Business Roundtable
Former United States Senator
Global Head of Government Relations and Communications, Bloomberg L.P. Chairman, Bloomberg Government
Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
Retired Director of Corporate Social Innovation, Caterpillar and President of the Caterpillar Foundation, Global Impact Advisor*
Managing Director, Black Rhino Group
Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Chairwoman, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Board Chair, ONE, and Principal, Firefly3
* Serves on The ONE Campaign Board only and not on the ONE Action Board.