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Intel CEO Wanted. Must Love a Challenge.

A host of thorny issues makes running the company both one of the most important jobs in technology, and one of the toughest. 

The toughest job in tech?

The toughest job in tech?

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

The good news for Intel Corp.’s next chief executive officer is the company is flying high. That’s also the bad news.

Intel is set to report fourth-quarter results on Thursday afternoon, closing the books on a remarkably healthy 2018 — which is notable, considering a caretaker CEO has been in place since June. Former CEO Brian Krzanich lost his job after Intel’s board found out he had an affair with an employee, in violation of company policy.