Supervisory Board biographies
The Supervisory Board supervises and advises the Management Board and Executive Committee in the execution of their tasks and responsibilities. Find out their bios and Skills and expertise matrix below.
Pauline van der Meer Mohr - Chair of the Supervisory Board
Mrs. Van der Meer Mohr was elected as a member to the Supervisory Board on September 29, 2021, for a period of four years. She was appointed as Chair of the Supervisory Board as of May 16, 2022, when the then Chair, Mr. Van Pernis, retired from the Supervisory Board.
Mrs. Van der Meer Mohr is a seasoned non-executive director, and brings more than 35 years’ experience in leadership positions in multinational businesses and academia. She started her career as a lawyer in private practice, prior to joining the Royal Shell group in 1989. In 2004, she joined TNT NV as group HR director. From 2006, she served as senior executive vice president and head of group HR for ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Mrs. van der Meer Mohr was appointed president of the executive board of Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2010. Until her retirement from her executive career in 2016, she was also a member of the Banking Code Monitoring Commission, and has served on several advisory and supervisory boards. Mrs. Van der Meer Mohr currently serves as non-executive director of the Euronext-listed NN group and Ahold Delhaize, as well as the Nasdaq-listed Viatris Inc. Until December 31, 2022 she chaired the Supervisory Board of EY Netherlands LLP and chaired the Dutch Monitoring Committee Corporate Governance. Her past Board mandates include non-executive director of London-listed HSBC Holdings Plc, member of the Supervisory Board of Dutch-based ASML Holding N.V. and deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of DSM N.V. Mrs. Van der Meer Mohr holds a master’s degree in law from Erasmus University Rotterdam, as well as a master’s degree in advanced dispute resolution from the University of Amsterdam. She is a Dutch national.
Stefanie Kahle-Galonske - Member of the Supervisory Board
Mrs. Kahle-Galonske was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board in May 2017 and reappointed for a period of four years on May 17, 2021.
Mrs Kahle-Galonske has more than 25 years of experience in various senior executive finance roles in the technology industry. In these roles, she managed transformations, reorganizations and M&A, as well as start-ups and scale-ups. Since April 2016, Mrs. Kahle-Galonske is Group CFO of Egon Zehnder International AG in Zurich, Switzerland. From March 2013 until March 2016, she was CFO of Markem-Imaje at Dover Corporation based in Geneva, Switzerland. Between January 2007 and February 2012, she held various senior executive positions at NXP Semiconductors in France and the Netherlands. She started her career at Philips Electronics. Mrs. Kahle-Galonske currently serves as a non-executive member of the Supervisory Board at Smart Photonics B.V., the photonics semiconductor foundry based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In the past, Mrs. Kahle-Galonske served as non-executive board member of Micronas Semiconductors AG in Switzerland, and Nu-Tune Singapore. Mrs. Kahle-Galonske graduated in economics from the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany, and has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2002. Mrs. Kahle-Galonske is a German and Swiss national.
Marc de Jong - Member of the Supervisory Board
Mr. De Jong was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board on May 28, 2018, for a period of four years and reappointed for a period of four years on May 16, 2022.
Mr. De Jong was CEO of LM Wind Power A/S until April 2018. Prior to that, until 2009, he was a member of the Executive Management Team of NXP Semiconductors. After that, until 2013, he was responsible for professional lighting solutions at Philips Lighting. At the same time, he was a member of the Group Management Committee of Philips. Mr. De Jong is currently a member of the Supervisory Boards of Fugro N.V., a Dutch-listed company, Nissens A/ S, based in Denmark, Fiberline Composites A/S, based in Denmark, FiberSail SA based in Portugal, and Sioux B.V., based in the Netherlands. He is also Chair of the Supervisory Board of BDR Thermea Group B.V. Mr. De Jong holds a master’s degree in physics and mathematics from the VU University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA, executive program) from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Rochester, in the United States. Mr. De Jong is a Dutch national.
Didier Lamouche - Member of the Supervisory Board
Mr. Lamouche was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board on May 18, 2020, for a period of four years. Until the end of 2018, Mr. Lamouche was the CEO of IDEMIA (formerly Oberthur Technologies), the world leader in security and identity solutions. Prior to that, he was CEO of the Euronextlisted Bull Group until 2010.
Before that, Mr. Lamouche held several senior executive positions in the semiconductor industry, most recently as COO of ST Microelectronics, and CEO of ST-Ericsson until 2013.
Mr. Lamouche has held non-executive positions on the public boards of Atari, Soitec and STMicroelectronics. He is currently non-executive Chair of the Board at Quadient, a Euronext-listed company and leader in enterprise-communication systems. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Adecco since 2011 (listed on the SIX in Zurich), and of ACI Worldwide, a leading, Nasdaq-listed software company serving the fintech industry. Mr. Lamouche stepped down from ACI Worldwide as of June 1, 2023.
Mr. Lamouche graduated in 1981 from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon as an engineer, and has a PhD in semiconductor technology. Mr. Lamouche is a French national, and Chevalier of Legion of Honor.
Adalio Sanchez - Member of the Supervisory Board
Mr. Sanchez was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board on September 29, 2021, for a period of four years.
Mr. Sanchez has more than 35 years’ experience in the tech industry. He is a successful senior executive with strong operational acumen and a track record in growing complex global businesses. He was with the IBM Corporation from 1982 to 2014, where he held various senior executive officer and global general management roles. Most recently, he led two IBM divisions – the x86 systems unit and retail store solutions point-of-sale systems unit. Previous roles include vice president of corporate strategy, and head of IBM’s microelectronics semiconductor division. He also led IBM’s UNIX systems division. Following the divestment of the IBM x86 division to Lenovo Group Limited, Mr. Sanchez moved to Lenovo and, from 2014 to 2015, served as senior vice president of Lenovo’s Enterprise Systems Group. Mr. Sanchez currently serves as a non-executive member of the board of directors of the following Nasdaq- listed US-based companies: Avnet, Inc. a global semiconductor sales and distribution company; ACI Worldwide, Inc. an electronic payments software company, and Snap One Holdings Corp., a smart home technology-solutions and distribution company. He is also a member of the board of Trustees of US-based MITRE Corporation, a non-profit organization for public good, and a member of the board of directors of Florida International University Foundation. Mr. Sanchez has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Miami, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Florida International University. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering and a US national.
Monica de Virgiliis - Member of the Supervisory Board
Mrs. De Virgiliis was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board on May 18, 2020, for a period of four years.
Mrs. De Virgiliis has more than 25 years’ experience in the tech industry. She is a successful senior executive with proven transformation and growth track records. She was with STMicroelectronics from 2001 to 2015, and then with Infineon Technologies from 2015 to 2017, where she held various senior executive officer and global general-management roles. From 2017 to 2019, Mrs. De Virgiliis fulfilled the role of chief strategy officer at CEA, the French Atomic & Alternative Energy Commission. She is an experienced non-executive director in the energy and technology spaces. Since April 2022, she has been serving as Chair of Snam, one of the leading European players in the energy infrastructure and services industry. Since 2023 she is a member of the board of directors of Air Liquide and Georg Fischer AG. Deeply passionate about the energy transition and industry transformation in alignment with the Paris agreement, Mrs. De Virgiliis recently founded Chapter Zero France – under the auspices of the World Economic Forum – as part of the global Climate Governance Initiative. Mrs. De Virgiliis has a master’s degree in electronic engineering summa cum laude from the University of Turin (Politecnico di Torino). Mrs. De Virgiliis is an Italian and French national.
Supervisory Board skills and expertise matrix
|Pauline van der Meer Mohr||Adalio Sanchez||Stefanie Kahle-Galonske||Didier Lamouche||Monica de Virgiliis||Marc de Jong|
|General business and strategic policy||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|International (executive) experience||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Finance, financial reporting, and accountability||X||X||X||X|
|Sustainability and environmental||X||X||X|
|HR and remuneration||X||X||X||X|
|Cyber and IT||X||X||X||X|
|Micro-electronics market and system||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Semiconductor technology and products||X||X||X||X|
|International semiconductor markets||X||X||X||X||X||X|