Carmelo Papa is Executive Vice President, General Manager of the Industrial & Power Group and has held this position since January 2012. He also holds overall responsibility for the System Lab, a part of ST’s Central Labs organization. Papa is a member of the Corporate Strategic Committee.
Papa started his professional career with International Computers Limited. He joined SGS Microelettronica, a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics, in 1983, and three years later was promoted to Director of Product Marketing and Customer Service for Transistors and Standard ICs. In 2000, Papa was appointed Corporate Vice President, responsible for ST’s sales and marketing in Emerging Markets. In 2005, he was chosen to lead the Micro, Power and Analog Group and his mandate was expanded in 2007 as head of the Industrial & Multisegment Sector till December 2011.
Papa is currently serving his second term as Chairman of the European Platform on Smart Systems, an industry-driven initiative focused on innovation in nanotechnologies and smart systems integration.
Carmelo Papa was born in Castiglione di Sicilia, Italy, in 1949, and graduated with a degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Catania.
Updated March 2015