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CARLO BOZOTTI

President and Chief Executive Officer

Carlo Bozotti is President and Chief Executive Officer of STMicroelectronics and has held this position since March 2005. He is the Sole Member of the Managing Board.

Bozotti joined SGS-ATES (later renamed SGS Microelettronica), a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics, in 1977. Ten years later, when SGS Microelettronica of Italy merged with Thomson Semiconducteurs of France to form a new European champion, which is today STMicroelectronics and is among the leading semiconductor companies worldwide, Bozotti became General Manager of the Telecom Product Division. Subsequently, he was promoted to Director of Corporate Strategic Marketing and Key Accounts and, later, to Corporate Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Americas. In 1994, Bozotti was appointed Corporate Vice President for Europe and the Headquarters Regions, overseeing the Company’s sales in Europe, as well as sales to key customers and strategic marketing worldwide. From 1998 to 2005, Bozotti served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Memory Products Group.

Bozotti is a member of the High-Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies (HLG) and the Electronics Leaders Group (ELG) launched in 2010 and 2013, respectively, by the European Commission.

Carlo Bozotti was born in Noviglio, near Milan, Italy, in 1952, and graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pavia, Italy.

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JEAN-MARC CHERY

Deputy CEO

Jean-Marc Chery is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of STMicroelectronics and has held this position since July 2017. In this role, he holds overall responsibility for the Company’s Technology and Manufacturing, as well as for Sales and Marketing operations. He is a member of ST’s Executive Team.

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). In 2014, Chery was appointed ST’s Chief Operating Officer responsible for the Company’s Technology and Manufacturing operations.

Chery chairs the Board of STS, ST’s manufacturing joint venture in China, and holds board membership at the European microelectronics R&D program 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. 

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Orio BellezzaORIO BELLEZZA

President, Global Technology and Manufacturing

Orio Bellezza is STMicroelectronics’ President, Global Technology and Manufacturing, and has held this position since July 2017. He has been responsible for Front-End Manufacturing since 2008 and later assumed additional responsibilities for technology R&D for automotive, industrial & multi-segment, and analog and power products. He is a member of ST’s Executive Team.

Bellezza joined SGS-ATES, a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics, in 1984 as a fab process engineer. He soon moved to the Company’s Central R&D organization and participated in several key projects, including the introduction of process technology modules for manufacturing sub-micron non-volatile memories. In 1996, Bellezza was appointed Director of ST’s R&D facility in Agrate and led its upgrade and expansion into the Company’s manufacturing and development center for non-volatile memory and smart-power technologies. In 2002, he became Vice President of Central R&D, and in 2005, was appointed to Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Front-End Technology and Manufacturing.

Bellezza has published technical papers and earned several patents in non-volatile memories.

Orio Bellezza was born in Bergamo, Italy, in 1959, and graduated cum laude with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Milan, Italy.

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Claude Dardanne

MARCO CASSIS

President, Global Sales and Marketing

Marco Cassis is STMicroelectronics’ President, Global Sales and Marketing, and has held this position since July 2017. He is a member of ST’s Executive Team.

Cassis joined SGS-Thomson Microelectronics (now STMicroelectronics) as a car-radio chip designer in 1987. Six years later, he moved to Japan to help expand the Company’s audio business with major Japanese players and contributed to the establishment of ST’s strategic alliance with Pioneer in the late 1990s. In 2000, Cassis took charge of the Audio Business Unit and he was subsequently promoted to Director of Audio and Automotive Group, responsible for design, marketing, sales, application support, and customer service. In 2004, Cassis was named Vice President of Marketing for automotive, computer peripheral, and telecom products and in 2005, he advanced to VP Automotive Segment Group and joined the Board of STMicroelectronics K.K., the Japanese subsidiary. Cassis was promoted to lead ST’s operations in Japan in 2005 and his mandate was expanded to include Korea in 2010 and Greater China and South Asia in 2016, when he was appointed President of the Company’s Asia Pacific Region.

Marco Cassis was born in Treviso, Italy, in 1963, and graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. 

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Claude Dardanne

CLAUDE DARDANNE

President, Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group

Claude Dardanne is STMicroelectronics‘ President, Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group, and has held this position since January 2016. He is a member of ST’s Executive Team.

Dardanne started his career with Thomson Semiconducteurs, a predecessor company to ST. From 1982, he was responsible for microcontroller and microprocessor marketing. Between 1989 and 1994, Dardanne was Marketing Director at Apple Computer and Alcatel-Mietec. In 1994, he rejoined ST as Director of Central Marketing for the Memory Products Group, became Head of the EEPROM Division in 1998, and was later appointed Group Deputy General Manager and Head of the Smart Card Division. ST consolidated its Microcontroller, Memory, and Secure MCU (MMS) activities in 2007 and appointed Dardanne Corporate Vice President and the MMS General Manager. Under his leadership, MMS has become a key asset in revenue and market-share growth and profitability and a worldwide leader in the microcontroller market.

Claude Dardanne was born near Limoges, France, in 1952, and graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Génie Electrique in Rouen, France.

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CARLO FERRO

Chief Financial Officer
President, Finance, Legal, Infrastructure and Services

Carlo Ferro is President, Finance, Legal, Infrastructure and Services, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of STMicroelectronics. He has held the CFO position at ST since May 2003, with temporary suspension during his tenure at ST-Ericsson, where he first served as Chief Operating Officer (February 2012 – March 2013) and President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2013 through April 2014, leading the re-organization to split up the joint-venture business and resources to the two shareholders ST and Ericsson and wind down the JV.  

Ferro’s overall responsibilities at ST encompass, in addition to Finance and Control, Central Operational Planning, Global Procurement, Legal, Intellectual Property, Information and Communication Technology, Investor Relations, and Public Affairs in Italy. Ferro is a member of ST’s Executive Team and, since 2015, he has served as the President of ST Italy.

From 1992 to 1996, Ferro gained extensive experience in Planning and Control, Corporate Finance and M&A at Finmeccanica, the leading Italian high-tech engineering and manufacturing group and a former shareholder of STMicroelectronics. Over the next three years he held executive positions for Elsag Bailey Process Automation NV, a global leader in process control listed at NYSE, first as Vice President for Strategic Planning, and later as Vice President for Planning and Control and Principal Financial Officer. In 1999, Ferro joined ST as Group Vice President Corporate Finance. In 2002, he became Deputy CFO, and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2003.

Ferro sits on the Board of Directors of STS, the Company’s manufacturing joint venture in China, and holds board memberships at ST’s affiliates in France, Italy and Singapore. He is Vice President for Industrial and Fiscal policies of Assolombarda (Confindustria) and a member of the Foreign Investment Advisory Board of Confindustria. Ferro served as Chairman of Incard SA and sole Managing Director of ST Service Srl and as Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of various companies in which ST held an equity interest.

Carlo Ferro, a Swiss and Italian citizen, was born in Savona, Italy, in 1961 and graduated in Business and Economics from the LUISS Guido Carli University in

Rome, where he served as a professor of Planning and Control until 1996 and as an associate professor of Finance from 2008 through 2011. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Italy. 

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MontiMARCO MARIA MONTI

President, Automotive and Discrete Group

Marco Monti is STMicroelectronics’ President, Automotive and Discrete Group. The head of ST’s Automotive Product Group since 2012, his mandate was expanded to include discrete and power transistor products in January 2016. He is a member of ST’s Executive Team.

Monti joined ST in Central R&D in 1986 and transferred to the Automotive Division in 1988, where he designed automotive ICs incorporating smart-power technologies. He moved to Japan in 1990 working on a co-development activity designing a noise-reduction system for audio applications. Subsequently, Monti transferred into marketing, contributing to the expansion of ST’s automotive business in Japan. In 2000, he became the marketing manager for ST’s Automotive Division and started the Company’s automotive microprocessor business two years later. In 2004 Monti was promoted to Division General Manager for Powertrain, Safety, and Chassis products, and he took responsibility for the Automotive Electronics Division in 2009. Then, in 2012, Monti was appointed Executive Vice President, General Manager of ST’s Automotive Product Group.

Marco Monti was born in Milan, Italy, in 1961. He graduated cum laude in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and earned a PhD in Electronics from the University of Pavia, Italy. 

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Georges PenalverGEORGES PENALVER

Chief Strategy Officer
President, Strategy, Communication, Human Resources and Quality

Georges Penalver is President, Strategy, Communication, Human Resources and Quality, and Chief Strategy Officer of STMicroelectronics, and has held this position since August 2013. His overall responsibilities include Corporate Strategy and Development, Corporate Communication, Human Resources, Corporate Security, Product Quality Excellence, Public Affairs in France and EU. Penalver is a member of ST’s Corporate Strategic Committee.

Penalver started his career in 1980 with Sagem, where he developed the Broadband Communications Business, overseeing the launch of telecommunication products, the international industrial deployments, and the development of global sales networks. Penalver was appointed to Sagem’s Management Board in 2001 and served as Deputy CEO, pushing the mass development of mobile and Internet services. In 2005, he joined the France Telecom Orange Group as Deputy CEO for Strategy and Business Development, responsible, at the group level, for product marketing and management of services in France Telecom Orange, product creation and development for the entire group, and Orange Labs’ activities worldwide. In 2011, Penalver used his extensive experience to become a co-founder and managing partner of Cathaya Capital Fund until July 2012.

Penalver was installed as a Knight of the French "Ordre National du Mérite” in 2003.

Georges Penalver is a French citizen born in Meknès, Morocco, in 1956. He holds a degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (Gold) and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris.

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Benedetto VignaBenedetto VIGNA

President, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group

Benedetto Vigna is STMicroelectronics’ President, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, and has held this position since January 2016. He is a member of ST’s Executive Team.

Vigna joined STMicroelectronics in 1995 and launched the Company’s efforts in MEMS. Under his guidance, ST’s MEMS sensors established the Company’s leadership with large OEMs in motion-activated user interfaces. Vigna has piloted ST’s successful moves into microphones, e-compasses, and touch-screen controllers, as well as environmental sensors, micro-actuators, industrial and automotive sensors, and low-power radios for IoT. In 2011, he added analog ICs and RF products, which scored notable successes in the mass market. ST added smart-power products for OEMs and Mass Market to Vigna’s mandate in 2016.

Vigna has more than 170 patents on micromachining, authored numerous publications, and sits on the board of several EU-funded programs. Vigna’s contributions to the MEMS industry have been recognized with the MEMS Industry Group’s Executive of the Year Award (2013), the European SEMI Award (2013), the IEEE Frederik Philips Award (2015), and Manager of the Year 2017 by German magazine Markt & Technik.

Benedetto Vigna was born in Potenza, Italy, in 1969, and graduated with a degree in Subnuclear Physics from the University of Pisa, Italy.

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