Scott Herkelman announces departure from AMD

Scott Herkelman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Graphics Business at AMD has announced his departure from the company by the year’s end, sharing a brief farewell with colleagues on social media.

For those who regularly follow AMD’s news and events, the presence of Scott Herkelman is a familiar sight. A respected figure within the industry, Herkelman once served as the General Manager for NVIDIA’s GeForce business. After a brief stint at a startup, he joined AMD in 2016 and has occupied the position of Vice President and General Manager of Graphics Business for seven years, overseeing the launch of three generations of the RDNA graphics architecture. By 2022, he ascended to the role of Senior Vice President. His forthcoming departure has piqued the interest of many enthusiasts, as Herkelman is an ardent admirer of the PC and gaming industry and holds a commendable reputation therein.

It is understood that Jack Huynh has succeeded in Scott Herkelman’s position. Roughly six months prior, Jack Huynh had replaced the retired Rick Bergman, assuming the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager of Graphics Business, reporting directly to Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer. With Herkelman’s exit, it appears that Huynh will shoulder even greater responsibilities.

Having served at AMD for over 24 years in various leadership roles, Jack Huynh holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was previously responsible for the semi-custom business, acting as Senior Vice President and General Manager, where he spearheaded the strategic direction, business management, and engineering execution of high-performance custom solutions. Earlier still, Huynh had served as the company’s Vice President and General Manager, leading the end-to-end business execution of AMD’s client PC business for mobile solutions.