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Soitec SA (SOIT.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thierry Sommelet

49 2017 Chairman of the Board

Paul Boudre

55 2017 Chief Executive Officer

Remy Pierre

2016 Chief Financial Officer

Cyril Menon

Director of Operations

Carlos Mazure

2017 Director of Research & Development

Thomas Piliszczuk

2017 Director of Marketing, Business Development & Sales

Jacques Elie Levy

General Counsel

Eric Meurice

63 2018 Senior Independent Director

Pascal Lobry

2017 Director of Human Resources

Bernard Aspar

2017 Director of Communication & Power BU

Christophe Maleville

2017 Director of Digital Electronics BU

Laurent Maumet

Director of Quality & Operations Support

Nabeel Gareeb

53 2017 Director

Christophe Gegout

42 2016 Director

Satoshi Onishi

55 2015 Director

Sophie Paquin

40 2016 Director - Representative of Bpifrance Participations

Guillemette Picard

42 2016 Director - Representative of CEA Investissement

Weidong Ren

47 2016 Director

Monica Beltrametti

67 2016 Independent Director

Laurence Delpy

47 2016 Independent Director

Nadine Foulon-Belkacemi

54 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thierry Sommelet

Mr. Thierry Sommelet has been Chairman of the Board of Soitec SA since November 29, 2017. He is also Member of company's Audit and Risks Committee as well as of Strategy Committee and Restricted Strategic Matters Committee. Director, holding the position of Director and Head of Technology, Media, Telecom in the Mid & Large Cap Executive Committee at Bpifrance, the private financing division of the Banque Publique d’Investissement, Mr. Thierry Sommelet has some 15 years’ experience in private and public financing in the technology, media and telecommunications sector. He also is a member of the Boards of Directors or Supervisory Boards of several Technology, Media and Telecom companies, including listed companies in France and the United States. Thierry Sommelet began his career working in capital markets at Credit Commercial de France in 1992 in Paris, then in New York. After serving as Manager of the financial engineers’ team at Renaissance Software (now part of the Sungard group) in Los Altos, then COO of InfosCE in 2001, he joined the Investments and Digital Participations Department of Caisse des Depots et Consignations in 2002, which he headed up starting in 2007. After joining the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement in 2009, in which he was an investment manager in the telecommunications network sector, Mr. Sommelet joined the teams at Bpifrance Investissement when it was created in 2013. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale des ponts et chaussees and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Paul Boudre

Mr. Paul Boudre has served as Chief Executive Officer of Soitec SA since July 26, 2017. He previously served also as Director and Chairman of the Board at the company. He has been Chief Executive Officer since January 16, 2015. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Customer Support of Soitec SA from January 15, 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Vice President and Managing Director of KLA-Tencor, where he was responsible for sales and customer support for Europe and the United States. He was also in charge of KLA-Tencor’s Yield Management, and Field Applications global groups. Previously, Mr. Boudre held management positions with IBM, STMicroelectronics, Motorola and Atmel. Mr. Boudre holds a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Toulouse.

Remy Pierre

Cyril Menon

Carlos Mazure

Mr. Carlos Mazure serves as Director of Research & Development of Soitec SA. Previously he was company's Chief Technical Officer. He had managed Soitec SA’s Strategic Advanced Technology Development Organization. Prior to joining Soitec SA, Mr. Mazure served as Director of Business Development at Infineon Technologies AG, where he was involved with the IBM/Infineon DRAM Development Alliance. His experience also includes work on SOI and BiCMOS high-performance devices and technology development at Motorola Corp. Mr. Mazure holds two Doctorates of Science in Physics, one from the Universite de Grenoble, France, and the other from Technische Universitaet Muenchen. Mr. Mazure is the author of more than 150 technical papers and holds more than 70 patents worldwide.

Thomas Piliszczuk

Mr. Thomas Piliszczuk is Director of Marketing, Business Development and Sales of Soitec SA. He joined Soitec in 2009 as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Global Sales. He is managing a large international team to support Soitec business at the worlwide level. Prior to Soitec, Mr. Piliszczuk was with KLA-Tencor, where he held various senior management positions related to business strategies and alliances with largest semiconductor companies worldwide. During his tenure there, Mr. Piliszczuk had responsibility of European Operations. Earlier in his carrier, Mr. Piliszczuk worked at Sematech managing advanced lithography projects. Mr. Piliszczuk received his Ph.D degree from the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heildelberg in Germany, an electrical engineering degree from the Gdansk Polytechnic University in Poland and business degree from Stanford University.

Jacques Elie Levy

Eric Meurice

Mr. Eric Meurice has been Senior Independent Director of Soitec SA since 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.

Pascal Lobry

Bernard Aspar

Mr. Bernard Aspar serves as Director of Communication & Power BU at Soitec SA. He founded TraciT Technologies, a spin-off of CEA-Leti in 2003. Mr. Aspar has more than 15 years of experience in direct wafer-bonding and layer transfer. Prior to founding TraciT, he worked at CEA-Leti, where he led the development of Soitec SA’s proprietary Smart Cut process for the manufacturing of SOI wafers. He holds an Engineering Degree and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Material Sciences and a Masters Degree in Microelectronics from the University of Sciences and Techniques of Languedoc, Universite Montpellier (France).

Christophe Maleville

Mr. Christophe Maleville serves as Director of Digital Electronics BU at Soitec SA. Previously he served as Senior Vice President of Microelectronics BU Division at the company. He joined Soitec in 1993, shortly after the Company's founding. During several years, he has managed new SOI process developments and has overseen SOI technology transfer from R&D to production and customer qualification. He also held the position of vice-president, SOI Products Platform at Soitec, working closely with key customers worldwide in order to ensure alignment of the company’s product roadmap with industry needs. Mr. Maleville has authored or co-authored more than 30 papers on SOI material manufacturing and metrology. He holds close to 20 patents, many that have contributed to enhancing the quality of SOI wafers and others that have enabled the high-volume fabrication of the most advanced generations of SOI and other engineered substrates. Mr. Maleville holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Microelectronics from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) and graduated with an Executive Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD in 2009.

Laurent Maumet

Nabeel Gareeb

Mr. Nabeel Gareeb has been Director of Soitec SA since November 29. 2017. He serves as Member of company's Strategy Committee. Since 2017, he has been with the National Silicon Industry Group, in order to establish a materials ecosystem to support the growth of the semiconductor industry in China. Thus he came back into the public sphere. He began working at a company producing computer-aided design software (CAD/CAM) that was bought by IBM. In 1987, he joined Accenture to implement operational consulting solutions in Southern California. In 1992, he joined International Rectifier, a semiconductor manufacturer listed on the New York Stock Exchange, where he later became Managing Director. He worked there for about ten years, during which he contributed towards increasing the company’s revenue five-fold to $1 billion a year, while generating a considerable increase in profits. At that time, the company’s market capitalization peaked at $4 billion. In 2002, he became CEO of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., an international manufacturer of wafers for the semiconductor industry, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. During his term, the company’s revenue had quadrupled to $2 billion a year, while generating a significant increase in profits and returns. At that time, the company’s market capitalization reached $20 billion. Subsequently, he retired from public life in 2008 and spent ten years managing his personal investments, financing start-up companies and managing the philanthropic activities of his private foundation. He obtained his Bachelor of Sciences in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Harvey Mudd University and his Master of Science in technical management from the Claremont Graduate School.

Christophe Gegout

Mr. Christophe Gegout has been Director of Soitec SA since May 2, 2016. He is Chairman of company's Audit & Risks Committee and is Member of Strategic Committee as well as of Restricted Strategic Matters Committee. Since 2015, Christophe Gégout has been a member of the Supervisory Board at Neoen (renewable energies) and a permanent representative of CEA Investissement as a non-voting member on Areva’s Board of Directors. In April 2017, he was also appointed as director of Supernova Invest. Before that, between April 2009 and December 2015, he held positions as Finance Director at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), where he became Deputy Managing Director in September 2015. He has also been Chairman of CEA Investissement, a subsidiary of CEA, since January 2010. Between 2001 and 2003, he held senior management positions at the French Treasury, then, between 2003 and 2007, in the Budget Department. he is a graduate of the Ecole polytechnique, Sciences-Po Paris, and ENSAE (French national school of statistics and economic administration).

Satoshi Onishi

Mr. Satoshi Onishi has been Director of Soitec SA since July 10, 2015. He was recently appointed as director of the Office of the President of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. Previously, for more than five years, he was President & CEO of Shin-Etsu Handotaï Europe Ltd., a UK-based company. He joined Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. in 1985, where he initially worked for the IT division of Shin-Etsu Handotaï Co. Ltd. During that time, he designed and developed, as project manager, numerous Shin-Etsu basic systems, applied both Company-wide and to manufacturing processes. Satoshi Onishi is an economics graduate from the University of Kagawa (Japan) in 1985, he also holds a master’s degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.

Sophie Paquin

Ms. Sophie Paquin has been Director - Representative of Bpifrance Participations since July 25, 2016. She is Member of Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. She has been General Counsel at Bpifrance Investissement since June 1, 2014. Before that, Ms. Paquin worked at the firm Latham & Watkins for eight years, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance for both French and international companies. She joined the Strategic Investment Fund when it was founded and worked in particular on structuring, negotiating and documenting investment transactions. In 2013, she worked with Bpifrance’s Managing Director to help Bpifrance establish the legal and operational aspects of the Company as part of an assignment to set up the public investment bank. Ms. Paquin is a lawyer and a graduate of ESSEC.

Guillemette Picard

Ms. Guillemette Picard has been Director - Representative of CEA Investissement on the Board of Soitec SA since July 25, 2016. She is Member of Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. She has been director of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence at Allianz since 2017. She has 15 years’ experience in technological development and financing in various industrial sectors. From 2013 to 2017, she was Investment Director at ENGIE New Ventures. Previously, she worked at the European Investment Bank in project financing, including the demonstration of new technologies. From 2004 to 2011, she worked for Schlumberger (based in the United States and in Europe), where she was in charge of developing sensors and data analysis models. She has filed four patents in this field. Ms. Picard graduated with an engineering degree from the Ecole polytechnique. She also holds a PhD from ESPCI Paris Tech.

Weidong Ren

Mr. Weidong Ren has been Director of Soitec SA since May 2, 2016. He is Member of company's Audit and Risks Committee as well as Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. Since the end of 2016, he has been Chief Executive Office of Anxin Capital and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Norstel AB. Previously, in August 2015, Mr. Ren co-founded National Silicon Industry Group, of which he was Chief Executive Officer until 2017, and which is one of three strategic investors in the Company via its subsidiary NSIG Sunrise. In 2013, he co-founded and became the CEO of China Fortune-Tech Capital Co., Ltd., and specializes in private equity/venture capital and mergers and acquisitions activities in the semiconductor industry (until 2015). From 2011 to 2013, he held the position of Mergers and Acquisitions Director and was a member of the Investment Decisions Committee at Heaven-Sent Capital Co., Ltd., and, with an industrial partner, acquired 100% of the shares in Steyr Motors GmbH. Until 2011, he worked for many years at Lucent Technologies, then Alcatel-Lucent, where, in his role as Vice-Chairman, he contributed to generating revenue of $ 1.5 billion, by achieving quarterly revenue and profit objectives for six years. Mr. Ren graduated in IT and communications from the Xi’an Institute of Post & Telecommunications, and obtained an Executive MBA from the University of Beijing in 2004.

Monica Beltrametti

Ms. Monica Beltrametti has been Independent Director of Soitec SA since April 11, 2016. She is also Member of the Audit and Risks Committee, Strategy Committee and Nominating and Remuneration Committee. She has been Head of Global Innovation Europe for Naver since January 2018. Prior to this, she was Director of Research at Xerox and Vice President of Xerox Innovation. She headed the Computing and Network Services at the University of Alberta from 1991 to 1993. She graduated with a degree in astrophysics from the University of Munich after earning a master's in physics from University of Gottingen.

Laurence Delpy

Ms. Laurence Delpy has been Independent Director of Soitec SA since April 11, 2016. She is Member of company's Audit and Risks Committee, Strategy Committee, Remuneration Committee, Restricted Strategic Matters Committee and Chairwoman of Nominating Committee. Since 2016, Ms. Delpy has managed Nokia’s mobile network business for the Asia-Pacific region and Japan. She has been living and working in the Asia-Pacific region since 1996. Previously, she served as Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile business in Asia and Deputy Vice President of the network business in China within their joint venture, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. Previously, she was Vice President and CEO of the GSM product line and also worked in the sales team of a Telstra subsidiary in Australia. She graduated from the Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris and holds a degree in Business Administration. She also holds a certificate in general administration obtained at INSEAD in Singapore.

Nadine Foulon-Belkacemi

Ms. Nadine Foulon-Belkacemi has been Independent Director of Soitec SA since April 11, 2016. She is Chairwoman of the Remuneration Committee as well as Member of the Audit and Risks Committee, Nominating Committee and Restricted Strategic Matters Committee. Since the beginning of 2018, she has been a Director of Key Accounts for Orange Business Services, managing more than 250 major French corporate customers for Orange. From 2013 to 2017, she was Director of Orange Nord de France in charge of all operating activities of Orange (deployment of networks, trade, after-service sales, etc.) and the management of over 6,000 employees. She returned to Orange in 2009 and managed consumer research and development activities, managing over 1,000 experts in audiovisual, cyber defense, Cloud, VoIP, software development, IoT, etc. The Orange Group then asked Ms. Foulon-Belkacemi to optimize the innovation chain in Orange. Previously, in her career, she assumed various strategic responsibilities in research and development, strategy, marketing and human resources at groups like Alstom, Alcatel and Essilor. She graduated from Ecole nationale superieure de chimie de Paris and holds a Masters in Telco management and strategy from INSEAD and EM Lyon.