Kurt Sievers was elected president and chief executive officer during the company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2020, after a successful track record as the president of NXP, overseeing all the company’s business lines, since 2018.

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.

He has been a member of NXP’s 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 a 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. Finally, Kurt 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.