Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer

Chris Jensen

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Chris Jensen is executive vice president and chief people officer of NXP Semiconductors. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s global human resources function, the company’s people strategy and fostering an inclusive culture to achieve NXP’s business objectives.

Chris has been with NXP since the merger with Freescale in 2015 and was integral to the cultural integration of the two companies.

He has extensive experience in leading the various functions across human resources, with strength in change management, compensation and benefits design, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to Freescale, Chris held executive human resources positions at Applied Materials and Tandem Computers. Chris also serves as an adjunct professor at Baylor University, teaching in their Executive MBA Program.


Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in organizational behavior from the University of San Francisco and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with his MBA from Baylor University.

Board Appointments

Wonders & Worries, which provides children and teens free professional support during a parent’s serious illness


In addition to his corporate roles, Chris has been an adjunct professor in the Executive MBA Program at Baylor University since 2007. Along with his son and daughter, Chris is an avid scuba diver.


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