Chief Operating Officer, STMicroelectronics *
President and Chief Executive Officer, ST-Ericsson
Didier Lamouche is Chief Operating Officer of STMicroelectronics and has held this position since January 2011. Effective December 1, 2011, Lamouche is President and Chief Executive Officer of ST-Ericsson, while he also maintains his title of Chief Operating Officer at STMicroelectronics.
Lamouche started his career in Philips R&D before joining IBM Microelectronics in 1985, where he supervised the launch of IBM-Siemens Europe’s first DRAM 8-inch semiconductor project in Corbeil-Essonnes, France. Later, after three years as director of operations at Motorola, Lamouche rejoined IBM first in the US, then in France to lead the turnaround and strategic repositioning of the Corbeil site. He subsequently architected the creation and acted as CEO of Altis Semiconductor, a joint venture between IBM and Infineon. In 2003, Lamouche became vice-president for IBM’s worldwide semiconductor operations, based in New York, managing, among other things, the ramp-up of the company’s first 12-inch facility in Fishkill, NY, and establishing IBM’s first outsourced semiconductor operation in Asia. In 2005-2010, Lamouche served as chairman and CEO of Bull, a French-based IT group with worldwide presence. In this capacity, he succeeded in turning around the company, revamping Bull’s product portfolio towards high performance computing leadership and transforming the group into a profitable and growing IT services-and-solutions supplier.
Lamouche has served as a board member at various private (Cameca '05 to '07) and listed companies, Atari ('07 to '11). From 2006 to 2010, he sat on the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics, where he was also a member of the Audit committee. He is currently sitting on the boards of Soitec and ADECCO.
Lamouche was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor (France) in 2010.
Didier Lamouche was born in Meknès, Morocco, in 1959. He is a graduate of the École Centrale of Lyon, France, and holds a PhD in semiconductor technology.
Updated December 2011
*Operational role in ST suspended during assignment as CEO of ST-Ericsson.