Carolyn Duran is the conflict minerals program manager and supply chain director at Intel Corporation. Within her role, Duran oversees Intel’s conflict-free work, including the company’s recent milestone that it is now manufacturing and shipping conflict-free microprocessors. To date, her team has met with more than 85 smelters in 21 countries to develop an effective supply chain audit process. This process has in turn paved the way for the global Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative. Duran also leads a team of highly-skilled technologists who are responsible for ensuring Intel’s supply chain meets worldwide chemical regulatory compliance requirements.
Duran has been with Intel since 1998, starting as a process engineer in research and development, then moving to supply chain management in 2007. She received her BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and her PhD in the same field from Northwestern University.
She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and three sons. Serving on the Board of Directors for the Portland Habilitation Center Northwest, she also volunteers her time toward training and employing individuals with disabilities.