Jean-Marc Chery is Chief Operating Officer of STMicroelectronics and has held this position since April 2014. He is also in charge of the Company’s Technology and Manufacturing operations that include Analog and Power Front-End & Smart Power Technology, Digital Front-End, and Back-End Manufacturing & Technology and, because it is so closely linked to manufacturing and packaging, Imaging. Chery is Vice Chairman of ST’s Corporate Strategic Committee.
Chery began his career in the Quality organization of Matra, the French engineering group. In 1986, he joined Thomson Semiconducteurs, which subsequently became ST, and held various management positions in product planning and manufacturing, rising to lead ST’s wafer fabs in Tours, France, and later in Rousset, France. In 2005, Chery led the company-wide 6-inch wafer-production restructuring program before taking charge of ST’s Front-End Manufacturing operations in Asia Pacific. In 2008, he was promoted Chief Technology Officer and assumed additional responsibilities for Manufacturing and Quality (2011) and the Digital Product Sector (2012).
Chery chairs the Board of STS, ST’s manufacturing joint venture in China, and holds board memberships at the European microelectronics R&D programs CATRENE and AENEAS.
Jean-Marc Chery was born in Orleans, France, in 1960, and graduated with a degree in Engineering from the ENSAM engineering school in Paris, France.