STMicroelectronics has announced the appointment of new executive
reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo Bozotti. The
adjustments meet the evolution of the industry and anticipate the
retirement, at the end of Q1, of Company veterans Enrico Villa, Executive
Vice President, Director of Europe Region, and Vice President External
Technological Co-ordination; and Laurent Bosson, Executive Vice President,
Front-End Technology and Manufacturing.
Orio Bellezza, most recently the Assistant General Manager of Front-End
Technology and Manufacturing, is promoted to Executive Vice President and
steps up to the role of General Manager, Front-end Manufacturing.
Jean-Marc Chery, former general manager of front- and back-end
manufacturing operations in Asia-Pacific, is promoted to Executive Vice
President and steps into the newly-created post of Chief Technology
Executive Vice President Andrea Cuomo, who’d previously held corporate
strategic marketing and key-account sales responsibilities, and most
recently served as Chief Strategic Officer, will step in as General Manager
of ST’s Europe Region while keeping his responsibility for the Advanced
System Technology organization
Loic Lietar, previously Group Vice President, Strategies is promoted to
Corporate Vice President, Corporate Business Development. In this function,
he will also be responsible for producing corporate Market Intelligence and
Research and building and maintaining third-party technology relationships
in the role of External Technology Coordinator.
Pierre Ollivier, most recently ST Corporate Counsel, is promoted to
Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, responsible for all legal
matters and the management and valorization of ST’s valuable Intellectual
ST also announced the hiring and appointment of Alisia Grenville. She
joins ST in the newly created position of Corporate Vice President, Chief
Compliance Officer and in this role will maintain relations with stock
exchange -related regulatory bodies on all compliance issues. Grenville
will also be in charge of the Executive Secretariat of the Supervisory
Board, will perform the Company’s Internal Audits and will chair the
Company’s Ethics Committee. With substantial experience in corporate
governance, regulatory requirements and compliance, Grenville comes to ST
from biotechnology leader Serono SA, where she served as Europe and
International Compliance Officer.
All the above appointments are effective immediately.
Retiring Executive Vice President for Front-End Technology and
Manufacturing, Laurent Bosson spent 24 years with ST and its parent
companies, mostly in senior roles managing large sites and organizations.
His dedication, commitment and hard work have been visible throughout ST’s
manufacturing and research sites and he has served as a role model for
management commitment and excellence.
Enrico Villa, who is retiring from his position as Executive Vice
President and General Manager of ST’s Europe Region, has spent more than 40
years with the Company, and its parent companies. In addition to playing a
key role in organizing the merger of SGS Microelettronica and Thomson
Semiconducteurs and in the integration of the French and Italian cultures,
Villa’s efforts also ensured a high quality representation of the Company
at the highest level of the European administrations and with many of the
Company’s top accounts.
The experienced new members of the Company’s management bring a wealth
of knowledge and skill, accumulated both within the company and outside.
They also bring deep awareness of the market and the semiconductor arena,
enthusiasm, energy and a fresh determination to succeed. These qualities
ensure a smooth transition and an enhanced progression towards new
successes for the company. ST’s creation of new executive functions was
made to ensure top emphasis on technology development as well as support
for the company in key roles such as corporate governance, regulatory
requirements and compliance, intellectual property, and all legal matters.
Orio Bellezza was born in Bergamo (Italy) in 1959. He graduated with a
Doctorate with honors in Theoretical Chemical-Physics from Milan University
in 1983. Bellezza joined a precursor company to STMicroelectronics in 1984
as a process engineer, and has helped ST build and launch several wafer
fabs including the Company’s R1 R&D facility and its R2, where generations
of non- volatile memory and smart-power technologies were developed. In
January 2008, Bellezza earned a promotion to the post of Executive
Vice-President, General Manager, Front-End Manufacturing.
Jean-Marc Chery was born in Orleans, France, in 1960 and graduated from
the National Superior School for Engineering, ENSAM France in 1984. Chery
joined the Discrete Division of Thomson Semiconducteurs in 1985 and, early
in 2001, he joined ST’s Central Front-End Manufacturing organization as
General Manager of the Rousset 8″ (200mm) plant orchestrating the expansion
of 8″ production. He later moved to Singapore, where Chery led ST’s 6″
wafer restructuring and managed ST’s Asia-Pacific Fabs, the largest highest
capacity fabs in the company. In January 2008, Chery was promoted to
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer.
Alisia Grenville was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1967. She graduated
from the University of Sussex with a bachelor in law (LLB). Grenville has
worked in top-tier law firms specializing in bank finance, capital markets
and M&A transactions, as well as governance, and joined ST in Dec 2007 as
Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for relations with all Regulatory
Bodies on all compliance issues. Grenville is also Executive Secretariat of
the Supervisory Board; performs the Company’s Internal Audits and chairs
ST’s Ethics Committee.
Loic Lietar was born in Paris, France, in 1962. He earned an
engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique, a Microelectronics degree
from Orsay University and he holds an MBA from Columbia University. Lietar
joined Thomson Semiconducteurs, a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics
in 1985 as an analog IC designer and held several positions in R&D
management and marketing in Milan, Paris and Singapore before being
appointed Director of Advanced System Technologies US Labs, based in San
Diego. In January 2008, Lietar was appointed Corporate Vice President
Corporate Business Development.
Pierre Ollivier was born in 1955 in London (UK) and obtained his Law
Degree at Caen University in 1976 and a postgraduate degree in
International Business law at Paris 1 University in 1978. Following a stint
working on M&A litigation and corporate restructuring at the predecessor
company to Clifford Chance, Ollivier joined a predecessor company to ST in
1984 and became general counsel of STMicroelectronics in 1990. Ollivier is
now Corporate Vice President and General Counsel.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering
semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics
applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise,
manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic
partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC)
technology and its products play a key role in enabling today’s convergence
markets. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on
Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2006, the Company’s net
revenues were $9.85 billion and net earnings were $782 million.