Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Steve Owen


Steve Owen is executive vice president of sales and marketing of NXP Semiconductors. In this role, he is responsible for a solutions-oriented team focused on our company strategy: Secure Connections for a Smarter World.

During his 22 year career with Philips and NXP, Steve has led a variety of sales and marketing teams promoting the company’s broad-based mixed signal technologies in automotive, communications and mobile as well as the rapidly evolving industrial and IOT markets focusing on secure edge processing.

A specific focus in the last 10 years has been developing the strategy and execution of the plan for the adoption of contactless RF-based secure solutions in the areas of payment, electronic government credentials, access and transit solutions.

Prior to joining Philips Semiconductors Steve worked for a number of years in distribution and sales in the UK at Arrow Electronics and prior to that served 12 years in the Royal Navy as an Electronics Engineer.


Steve earned a bachelor's of science degree in electronics and electrical engineering from the Royal Navy.


Steve is interested in sports to keep fit, mainly running, cycling and weightlifting. He has lived in the Netherlands for the last 20 years.


Naturalized Dutch Citizen

Languages Spoken

English, Dutch, Basic Mandarin Chinese


1998 - Present