President and Chief Executive Officer

Kurt Sievers

Kurt Sievers on LinkedIn


Kurt Sievers has served as president and chief executive officer of NXP since May 2020.

As a member of NXP’s executive management team since 2009, Kurt has been instrumental in leading the definition and implementation of NXP’s strategy for “secure connections for a smarter world.” Prior to being elected CEO, Kurt served as president of NXP and oversaw all of the company’s business lines. In 2019, Kurt led the successful acquisition of Marvell’s Wi-Fi Connectivity Business Unit, enabling NXP to deliver complete, scalable processing and connectivity solutions to customers across NXP’s focus end markets. In 2015, he played a key role in the merger of NXP and Freescale Semiconductor, which created one of the world’s leading semiconductor companies and a leader in automotive semiconductors and secure edge processing.

Kurt joined NXP in 1995, progressing through a series of sales and marketing, product definition and development, strategy and general management leadership positions across a broad number of market segments.

“At NXP, we bring together bright minds to create breakthrough technologies that make the connected world better, safer and more secure. We look forward to creating new possibilities and building innovative solutions that advance society and contribute to the sustainable future of our planet.”


Kurt earned a Master of Science degree in physics and computer science from Augsburg University, Germany.

Board Appointments

Executive Director, NXP Semiconductors N.V.

Member, Board of Directors of Capgemini S.E.

President, European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA)

Member, Board of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)

President, AENEAS, the Industrial Association for European Nano Electronics Activities

Member, Board of the German National Electrical and Electronics Industry Association (ZVEI)

Member, Board of the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV)


Kurt is passionate about mountain sports, travelling deserts, digital photography and Land Rovers. He enjoys spending time with his family, mediterranean food and wine.



Languages Spoken

German, English, French


1995 - Present