The Emerging Need for Design-in Cybersecurity

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Kurt Sievers

Kurt Sievers

Kurt Sievers, CEO-elect, President. NXP's Board of Directors proposed the appointment of Kurt Sievers as Executive Director, President & Chief Executive Officer to the company's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for May 27, 2020. Kurt Sievers is president of NXP, overseeing all of the company's Business Lines. In addition, Kurt is Managing Director at NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH. Kurt joined NXP in 1995, and rapidly moved through a series of Marketing & Sales, Product Definition & 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, Kurt was influential in the merger of NXP and Freescale Semiconductor, which resulted in creating one of the leading semiconductor companies, and the clear leader in Automotive semiconductors. He serves on the Board of the German National Electrical and Electronics Industry Association (ZVEI) and chairs the Advisory Board of the international trade-fair Electronica. He also serves as a board member of PENTA and AENEAS, the clusters for application and technology research in Europe on nano-electronics. In his role as managing director for NXP Germany, 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. Kurt earned a master's degree in physics and information technology from Augsburg University, Germany.