Jean-Marc Chéry elected ESIA President

04 Dec 2019

The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) has elected Jean-Marc Chéry, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics as its new President on 4 December 2019.

ESIA, the voice of the semiconductor industry in Europe, is pleased to announce that Jean Marc Chéry was elected unanimously by the General Assembly to be the new ESIA President for the coming two years. Mr Chéry was appointed President and CEO of STMicroelectronics in May 2018. He is succeeding Robert Bosch’s Executive Vice-President Automotive Electronics Jens Knut Fabrowsky, whose mandate as ESIA President is ending after two years.

Born in Orléans, France, in 1960, Mr Chéry earned an engineering degree from the École nationale supérieure d’arts et métiers (ENSAM) in Paris, France. He began his career at MATRA engineering group before joining Thomson Semiconducteurs, which subsequently became STMicroelectronics. In 2008, Jean-Marc Chéry became ST’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), before being appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2014 and then Deputy CEO in 2017. “I would like to thank Jens Knut Fabrowsky for the work he has done over the past 2 years”, said Jean-Marc Chéry. “Semiconductors are enablers for industries providing services and jobs for millions of Europeans. The European semiconductor industry has a key role to play to support the European industrial strategy across the different Strategic Value Chains over the next decade. Additionally, by leveraging on Europe’s leading position in professional markets we can reinforce our technology and product excellence to better compete on global markets”.

At the end of his term, Mr Fabrowsky remarked: “As we are standing at the threshold of deploying the most disruptive technologies of our lifetime, we need even more cooperation between public and private stakeholders. As ESIA President, my role has been both European and global: making sure the right people know how vital the European semiconductor industry is for the EU and every initiative proposed by Brussels, and advocating for a level playing field worldwide that ensures that our expertise remains European. While it does sadden me that my term has drawn to a close, I wish Jean-Marc the very best for his mandate as the lead voice of the semiconductor industry in Europe.”