Kurt Sievers named president of NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors announced changes to the senior leadership team designed to better align with the company's renewed focus and growth strategy. Effective immediately, Kurt Sievers, executive vice president and general manager of NXP's automotive business, has been promoted to president of NXP Semiconductors. Under the new structure, Kurt Sievers will oversee all of NXP's business lines. Ruediger Stroh has decided to pursue his next chapter outside the company, effective September 30, 2018, after a successful nine-year career during which he served as executive vice-president and general manager of NXP's security and connectivity business. Jennifer Wuamett, deputy general counsel and chief IP officer, will succeed Guido Dierick as executive vice president and general counsel of NXP Semiconductors, effective immediately. Guido Dierick retires as general counsel but remains country manager of NXP Semiconductors Netherlands. Guido Dierick retires from his general counsel position after an exceptional 36-year career in the electronics industry.