Amir Salek

​Dr. Salek is a Senior Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Management, a global leader in alternative investing with $60+ billion in assets under management. He leads the firm’s investments in the broad ecosystem of technologies that enables the computer industry and sits on the boards of Avicena Technology, Eliyan Inc., and Untether AI.

​Before joining Cerberus in 2022, Dr. Salek was the founder and head of Silicon for Google Technical Infrastructure and Cloud (GCP) businesses for nearly 9 years. He started and led multiple lines of ground-breaking products that today are part of the de facto infrastructure behind all Google services. His work included building Google’s world-class AI infrastructure including the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) family of products which enabled the democratization of AI in a wide range of applications. Over the past three decades, Dr. Salek has led the development of products in a wide range of domains such as machine learning, networking, graphics, video, mobile processors, and EDA. Prior to his tenure at Google, Dr. Salek was a Senior Director of Engineering at Nvidia, where he was the Founder and head of Nvidia’s System-on-a-Chip Design organization.

​Dr. Salek holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Southern California.