People: Soitec SA (SOIT.PA)
17 Sep 2019
Mr. Eric Meurice has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Soitec SA as of March 28, 2019. He previously served as Senior Independent Director of the company from July 26, 2018. He was also appointed Chairman of Company's Strategy Committee and Member of Nominating Committee as of July 26, 2018. He was appointed director within the Boards of NXP Semiconductors N.V. since April 2014, IPG Photonics Corp. since June 2014, UMICORE SA since April 2015 and Meyer Burger AG since May 2018. Previously, he was the Chairman-CEO of ASML Holding N.V., an equipment manufacturer for the semi-conductor industry, from October 2004 to June 2013, and its Chairman until March 2014. Under his leadership, ASML became the world`s largest seller of lithography equipment, encouraging its largest customers to make capital and investment commitments unmatched in the industry. From 2001 to 2004, he was Executive Vice President of Thomson-RCA Television division. From 1995 to 2001, he led Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and emerging markets in the EMEA region for Dell Computer. Before 1995, he acquired significant experience in the industrial and technological fields within ITT Semiconductors, Intel Corporation and Renault SA. Eric Meurice graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris with Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has a Master`s degree in Economics from Universite Paris-Sorbonne and an MBA from Stanford University.
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