Mr. Clemmer became executive director, president and chief executive officer on January 1, 2009. Prior to that, from December 2007, Mr. Clemmer was a member of our supervisory board and a senior advisor of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Prior to joining NXP, he drove the turnaround and re-emergence of Agere Systems Inc., a spin-out from Lucent Technologies Inc. and a leader in semiconductors for storage, wireless data, and public and enterprise networks. He also served as Chairman of u-Nav Microelectronics Corporation, a leading GPS technology provider, and held five-year tenure at Quantum Corporation where he was executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to that, Mr. Clemmer worked for Texas Instruments Incorporated as senior vice president and semiconductor group chief financial officer. Mr. Clemmer also serves on the boards of NCR Corporation.
Sir Peter has been appointed as a non-executive director and as the chairman of our board of directors in August 2010. Prior to that, Sir Peter was the chairman of the supervisory board of NXP B.V. from September 29, 2006. Sir Peter served as chief executive officer and chairman of the executive committee for British Telecom plc. from 1996 to 2002 and prior to that was chairman and chief executive officer of ICL plc. (now Fujitsu Services Holdings Ltd.). Sir Peter also worked in the semiconductor industry during his tenure as a divisional director at Texas Instruments Incorporated, for whom he held a variety of senior management positions around the world. Sir Peter currently holds non-executive directorships at Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, Mentor Graphics Corporation and Sony Corporation. Sir Peter is Chair of Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor at Loughborough University, Advisor to Apax Partners LLP, Senior Advisor to N M Rothschild (both in London) and Board Mentor at CMi in Belgium. He is also Advisor to Longreach LLP in Hong Kong and NVP LLP in New Jersey.
Mr. Huth has been appointed as a non-executive director and vice-chairman of our board of directors in August 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Huth was a member and chairman of our supervisory board and a member and vice-chairman of NXP B.V.’s supervisory board from September 29, 2006. He is currently a member of the supervisory board of Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), chairman of WMF AG and a director of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd, President of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. SAS, vice-chairman of the supervisory board of ProSieben Sat 1 Media AG and a member of the advisory board of Wild Flavors GmbH. Mr. Huth also serves on the supervisory board of KION Holding 1 GmbH.
Mr. Goldman has been appointed as a non-executive director of our board of directors effective August 6, 2010. Mr. Goldman is the chief financial officer of Yahoo!, Inc. since October 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Goldman served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fortinet, Inc., from 2006 to 2012 and as senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer of Siebel Systems, Inc. from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Goldman has also served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Excite@Home Corporation and Sybase, Inc., as well as serving as chief financial officer of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and VLSI. Technology, Inc. Mr. Goldman also serves on the board of directors of Infinera, Inc. and several private companies. Mr. Goldman also served as a member of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession. He is also a member of the board of trustees of Cornell University.
Dr. Helmes has been appointed as a non-executive director of our board of directors effective October 10, 2013. Dr. Helmes is chief financial officer of Celesio AG (Germany, pharmaceutical business) and, since July 2013, also speaker of the management board. Prior to joining Celesio, she was member of the board of management and CFO of Q-Cells SE (from July 2011 to ultimo 2012) and from 1997 to 2011 she held various management roles at ThyssenKrupp, including CFO at ThyssenKrupp Stainless and CFO of ThyssenKrupp Elevator. Dr. Helmes currently is also member of the regional advisory board of Commerzbank AG and Deutsche Bank AG (Germany) and member of the supervisory board and member of the audit committee of Fugro N.V (The Netherlands).
Mr. Kaeser has been appointed as a non-executive director of our board of directors effective September 1, 2010. Mr. Kaeser is chief executive president of Siemens AG. Until August 2013, he was chief financial officer of Siemens AG and prior to this Mr. Kaeser served as chief strategy officer for Siemens AG from 2004 to 2006 and as the chief financial officer for the mobile communications group from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Kaeser has additionally held various other positions within the Siemens group since he joined Siemens in 1980. Mr. Kaeser also serves on the board of directors of Allianz Deutschland AG and Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH.
Mr. Loring has been appointed a non-executive director of our board of directors in August 2010. Mr. Loring became a member of our supervisory board and the supervisory board of NXP B.V. on September 29, 2006 and is a managing director of Bain Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners in 1996, Mr. Loring worked at Berkshire Partners and has previously also worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He serves as a director of SkillSoft Limited, Clear Channel Communications Inc., The Weather Channel Inc., Denon & Marantz and Contec Co. Ltd. Mr. Loring previously served on the board of Warner Music Group Corporation, Cumulus Media Inc. and Echelon Telecom Inc.
Mr. Meurice has been appointed as a non-executive director of our board of directors effective April 1, 2014. Until March 31, 2014, Mr. Meurice was the Chairman of ASML Holding NV (The Netherlands), a leading provider of manufacturing equipment and technology to the semiconductor industry. From 2004 to 2013, he was the CEO of ASML. Under his watch, ASML became the largest Lithography vendor in the world, leading to a significant equity investment and funding commitment by its customers. Before joining ASML, he was Executive Vice President of Thomson Television, where he completed the merger of his division with TCL Corporation, a leading Chinese consumer electronics company. Before 2001, he served as head of Dell Computers’ Western, Eastern Europe and EMEA emerging market businesses. He gained extensive technology experience in the semiconductor industry between 1984 and 1994, first at Intel, in the micro-controller group, and then at ITT Semiconductors Group, a leader then in digital video and audio DSP integrated circuits. Mr. Meurice served on the board of Verigy LTD (former HP test division), until its acquisition by Advantest in 2011. From 1 July 2013 to March 31, 2014, Mr. Meurice was non-executive director of ARM Holdings plc (UK, semiconductor intellectual property supplier).
Mrs. Southern has been appointed as a non-executive director of our board of directors effective October 10, 2013. Mrs. Southern was with Virgin Atlantic Limited (UK) from 2000 – 2012. From 2010 – 2012 she was chief commercial officer and from 2000 – 2008 she was chief financial officer of Virgin Atlantic. Prior to joining Virgin Atlantic she was group finance director at Porsche Cars Great Britain and finance and operations director at W H Smith – H J Chapman & Co Ltd. Prior to that, she was chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse.
Dr. Tsai has been appointed as a non-executive director of our board of directors effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Tsai is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., integrated telecom service provider in Taiwan as of January 28, 2014. Prior to joining Chunghwa Telecom, Dr. Tsai served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TSMC Solar and TSMC Solid State Lighting since 2011. From 2001 to 2011, he held the following successive positions in TSMC: President and Chief Operation Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer and President of New Businesses. Prior to joining TSMC, Dr. Tsai was based in the United States and worked for Hewlett-Packard for several years. He holds a Ph.D. in material science from Cornell University.
Gregory L. Summe was appointed as a non-executive director of NXP in 2015, after serving as a member of Freescale’s board since 2010, and chairman since 2014. He is the managing partner of Glen Capital Partners, which he founded in 2013. Gregory also was the managing director and vice chairman of Global Buyout at The Carlyle Group. Prior to joining Carlyle, he was the chairman and chief executive officer of PerkinElmer, Inc. He joined PerkinElmer in 1998 as president and chief operating officer and in 1999 was elected chief executive officer and chairman of the board. He also served as a senior advisor to Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. Prior to that, Gregory was with AlliedSignal, now Honeywell International, serving as the president of General Aviation Avionics, Aerospace Engines Group and the Automotive Products Group. He was the general manager of Commercial Motors at General Electric and a partner with the consulting firm of McKinsey & Company, Inc. Gregory currently serves on the board of directors of LMI Aerospace, Inc. and the State Street Corporation. He also has served on the board of directors for Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Biomet Inc., Veyance Technologies, Inc., Export Trading Group Ltd, Euromax Holdings Inc. and TRW Corp.
Peter Smitham was appointed as a non-executive director of NXP in 2015, after serving as a member of Freescale’s board since 2007. He retired from his position as a partner of the private equity firm Permira in 2009, but remains a member of Permira Advisers LLP, which he joined in 1985, the year the London office was founded. Peter was the managing partner of the London office from 1994 until 1998, and led Permira’s European business from 1996 until 2000. He has worked on numerous transactions focusing on electronics and turnarounds, including Memec Group Holdings Limited, The Roxboro Group, Solartron Group and Technology plc.