Dedicated to making your next breakthrough a reality, our leadership team is focused on enabling our clients to anticipate change and create safer, more securely connected products for a smarter world. We are committed to profitably grow our market-leading and highly differentiated businesses, and to continue to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration.
Kurt Sievers (1969, German) is executive director, president and chief executive officer since May 2020, after a successful track record as the president of NXP, overseeing all the company’s business lines, since 2018. Mr. Sievers joined NXP in 1995, and rapidly moved through a series of Marketing and Sales, Product Definition and Development, Strategy and General Management leadership positions across a broad number of market segments. He has been a member of the executive management team since 2009, where he has been instrumental in the definition and implementation of the NXP High-Performance Mixed Signal strategy. In 2015, Mr. Sievers was influential in the merger of NXP and Freescale Semiconductor.
Mr. Sievers serves on the board of the German National Electrical and Electronics Industry Association (ZVEI), the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and Capgemini S.E. Mr. Sievers is president of ESIA (European Semiconductor Industry Association). He chaired the advisory board of the international trade-fair Electronica until June 2021. He is also president of AENEAS, an industrial association for application and technology research in Europe on nano-electronics. Mr. Sievers serves as a member of the Asia-Pacific-Committee of German Business (APA) and as a member of the board at the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), acting as the spokesperson for the Republic of Korea. He earned a master’s degree in physics and information technology from Augsburg University, Germany.
Annette Clayton (1964, American) was appointed a non-executive director of our board of directors effective May 2021. Ms. Clayton is the chief executive officer of Schneider Electric North America, a region of Schneider Electric, a multinational firm specializing in energy management and automation solutions.
Through December 2018, Ms. Clayton also held the title of chief supply chain officer for Schneider Electric and led the transformation of its $13 billion global supply chain operation for seven years, and from 2011 to 2016 led the environmental and social governance function. She is also a member of the Schneider Electric’s executive committee. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Clayton led Dell Inc.’s supply chain transformation and oversaw the global manufacturing and fulfillment operation. She was also responsible for the Americas’ commercial order management and customer care operations. From 1983 to 2006, Ms. Clayton worked at General Motors Corporation in senior management roles in engineering and production, including president, at Saturn Corporation. Ms. Clayton is a member of the board of directors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Manufacturers.
She serves on the board of Duke Energy Corporation and the Schneider Ventures boards of AlphaStruxure, GreenStruxure, Uplight Inc., QMerit, EnergySage, Autogrid and previously served on the board of Polaris Inc. until April 2021.
Anthony Foxx (1971, American) was appointed a non-executive director of our board of directors effective May 2021. From October 2018 to January 2022, Mr. Foxx served as the chief policy officer and senior advisor to the president and chief executive officer of Lyft. Prior to joining Lyft Inc., he served as a managing partner of related infrastructure, the infrastructure development group of Related Companies, a real estate firm, from December 2017 to October 2018. From July 2013 to January 2017, Mr. Foxx served as the seventeenth United States Secretary of Transportation. He served as the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 2009 to 2013 and as a Charlotte City council member at-large representative from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Foxx also has held a variety of legal positions in the public and private sectors.
Mr. Foxx serves on the board of directors of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. and CDW Corporation. He holds a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from New York University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History, from Davidson College.
Moshe Gavrielov (1954, American and Israeli) was appointed a non-executive director of our board of directors effective May 2023. Mr. Gavrielov served as president and CEO of Xilinx Inc. from January 2008 to January 2018, and as director of Xilinx Inc. from February 2008 to January 2018. Prior to that, he served at Cadence Design Systems Inc. as executive vice president and general manager of the verification division from April 2005 to November 2007, and CEO of Versity Ltd. from March 1998 to April 2005. He also served at a variety of executive management positions in LSI Logic Corp. for nearly 10 years, and engineering and engineering management positions in National Semiconductor Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Since 2019, Mr. Gavrielov has served on the board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited. In addition, Mr. Gavrielov is the chair of SiMa Technologies Inc. and Foretellix Ltd. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in computer science from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Chunyuan Gu (1958, Swedish) was appointed a non-executive director of our board of directors effective June 2022. Mr. Gu has over 30 years of experience working at ABB Ltd., a global pioneering technology leader in electrification and automation serving customers in utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure. Mr. Gu began his career at ABB Corporate Research in Sweden in 1989, and has held various roles and functions in R&D, manufacturing operations and general management. Since 2020, Mr. Gu serves in an advisory capacity as chair of the board of ABB (China) Ltd. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Gu was a member of the ABB group executive committee and president of the Asia, the Middle East and Africa region. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Gu served as president and CEO of ABB China.
Since 2020, Mr. Gu has served as a non-executive director of CLP Holdings Limited. Since 2021, Mr. Gu has served as senior advisor at Blackstone Ltd. He holds a bachelor of engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a PhD, school of aeronautics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Mr. Gu is a fellow of IVA, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Lena Olving (1956, Swedish) was appointed a non-executive director of our board of directors effective June 2019. Ms. Olving served as president and CEO of Mycronic AB (listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm) from 2013 to 2019, a Swedish high-tech equipment company serving the electronics industry. Before that, Ms. Olving worked at Saab AB, a listed Defence and Security company, as deputy CEO and chief operating officer. Her earlier career also includes various managerial positions within Volvo Car Corporation, in total 25 years, of which 5 years in Asia Pacific and 7 years in the executive management team.
Ms. Olving is a board member of Assa Abloy AB, Vestas Wind Systems A/S Investment AB Latour, chair of the board at the Royal Swedish Opera and ScandiNova Systems AB, and board member of Stena Metall AB. She is a fellow of IVA, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. She holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In January 2018, Ms. Olving was presented H.M., The King’s Medal of the 12th size with blue ribbon for outstanding efforts within Swedish business sector. In October 2019, she was awarded IVA’s Gold Medal for pioneering and outstanding leadership within the tech sector.
Julie Southern (1959, British) was appointed a non-executive director of our board of directors effective October 2013 and chair of our board of directors effective May 2023. Ms. Southern was with Virgin Atlantic Limited (UK) from 2000 to May 2013. From 2010 to 2013, she was chief commercial officer and from 2000 to 2010 she was chief financial officer of Virgin Atlantic. Prior to joining Virgin Atlantic, Ms. Southern was group finance director at Porsche Cars Great Britain and finance and operations director at WH Smith - HJ Chapman & Co Ltd. Prior to that, she was a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Ms. Southern currently holds non-executive directorships at Ocado Group plc and RWS Holdings plc. Ms. Southern serves as chair designate and member of the audit committee at RWS Holdings plc, and chair of the remuneration committee and member of the audit and people committees at Ocado Group plc. Previously, Ms. Southern held directorships at Gategroup (2015-2016), Stagecoach Group plc (2016-2018), DFS Furniture plc (2015-2019), Cineworld Group plc (2015-2019), easyJet plc (2018-Feb 2023), and Rentokil plc (2014-May 2023).
Jasmin Staiblin (1970, German and Swiss) was appointed a non-executive director of our board of directors effective June 2019. Ms. Staiblin served between 2013 and 2018 as chief executive officer of Alpiq, a leading Swiss energy services provider and power producer in Europe. She successfully led the company through a major transformation in a fundamentally changing energy market. She began her career in 1997 at the ABB Group, the Swedish-Swiss global technology company, starting in ABB’s group research center. From 1999 to 2005, Ms. Staiblin served in various global functions and as a member of the management team for ABB’s power technologies division. She held the position of chief executive officer of ABB Switzerland from 2006 to 2012.
Ms. Staiblin is a board member of Georg Fischer AG, Schaffhausen and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., and chair of the supervisory boards of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and Rolls-Royce Solutions GmbH. She formerly served on the board of Rolls-Royce plc. She studied Physics and Electrical Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Ms. Staiblin completed her studies with a Degree in Physics and has a Master of Science in electrical engineering.
Gregory L. Summe (1956, American) was appointed a non-executive director of our board of directors effective December 2015. Mr. Summe is the managing partner of Glen Capital Partners, an investment fund. Recently, he was the co-chair and co-founder of NextGen Acquisition Corp.I&II. Previously, Mr. Summe was the managing director and vice chair of Global Buyout at The Carlyle Group, a leading global private equity firm, from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining Carlyle, he was the chair and chief executive officer of PerkinElmer Inc., a global leader in Health Sciences, a company he led from 1998 to May 2009. He also served as a senior advisor to Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Summe was a director of Freescale Semiconductor from 2010 until its merger with NXP in 2015 and served as chair of the Freescale board from 2014 to 2015. Prior to PerkinElmer, Mr. Summe was with AlliedSignal, now Honeywell International, serving as the president of General Aviation Avionics, president of the Aerospace Engines Group and president of the Automotive Products Group. Before joining AlliedSignal, he was the general manager of Commercial Motors at General Electric and was a partner with the consulting firm of McKinsey & Company Inc.
Mr. Summe holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky and the University of Cincinnati, and an M.B.A. with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is in the University of Kentucky’s Hall of Distinction. Mr. Summe also serves on the board of directors of the State Street Corporation, Avantor Corporation and Virgin Orbit Holdings, and formerly served on the boards of directors of NextGen Acquisition Corp.I and NextGen Acquisition Corp.II.
Karl-Henrik Sundström (1960, Swedish) was appointed a non-executive director of our board of directors effective June 2019. Mr. Sundström served as CEO of Stora Enso from 2014 until his retirement in 2019. He joined Stora Enso in August 2012 as CFO and member of the group leadership team. In June 2013, he took on the role as executive vice president for division Paper and Wood Products. Prior to joining Stora Enso, Mr. Sundström held the role of CFO of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (2008–2012). Before that, he held several managerial positions in Ericsson, including CFO.
Mr. Sundström is the chair of Boliden AB and Mölnlycke AB, member of the board of Vestas AS, chair of the Climate Leadership Coalition and member of the board of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. He participated in an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1997 and holds a degree in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting from the Uppsala University, Sweden.