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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Rich Beyer
    Chairman
    Rich joined the Board in February 2013 as an independent non-executive Director and was appointed Chairman in July 2013. Rich has a long-standing career in the technology sector. He was the Chairman and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor from 2008 to 2012. Prior to this, he held successive positions as CEO and Director of Intersil Corporation, Elantec Semiconductor and FVC.com. He has also held senior leadership positions at VLSI Technology and National Semiconductor Corporation. In 2012, he was Chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association Board of Directors and served for three years as a member of the US Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council. He currently serves on the Boards of Analog Devices and Micron Technology Inc and previously served on the Boards of Credence Systems Corporation (now LTX-Credence), XCeive Corporation and Signet Solar. Rich served three years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Russian from Georgetown University, and an MBA in marketing and international business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
  • Dr Jalal Bagherli
    Executive Director (Chief Executive Officer)
    Jalal joined Dialog as CEO and an executive Board Director in September 2005. He was previously Vice President and General Manager of the Mobile Multimedia business unit for Broadcom Corporation. Prior to that Jalal was the CEO of Alphamosaic, a venture-funded silicon start-up company in Cambridge, focusing on video processing chips for mobile applications. He has extensive experience in the semiconductor industry through his previous professional and executive positions at Sony Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, managing semiconductor product businesses and working with customers in the Far East, Europe and North America. Jalal has a BSc (Hons) in Electronics Engineering from Essex University, and holds a PhD in Electronics from Kent University, UK.
  • Chris Burke
    Independent non-executive Director
    Chris joined the Board in July 2006. He has a career of 30 years in telecommunications and technology. Post his degree in Computer Science in 1982, he spent 15 years in Nortel Research and Development. He was then Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”) in Energis Communications (at the time of IPO into the London Stock Exchange), then CTO at Vodafone UK Ltd. Post-Vodafone Chris has made over 20 technology investments from his own investment fund, founded/ co-founded a number of start-up companies, and provides a strategy and technology advisory service for some of the biggest technology manufacturers in the industry as well as both private and venture investors.
  • Alan Campbell
    Independent non-executive Director
    Alan joined the Board in 30 April 2015 and was appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee in July 2015. He brings over 30 years of relevant business and financial expertise to Dialog Semiconductor, having extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer in the semiconductor industry. He began his career in 1979 with Motorola and has spent over 12 years in Europe and 20 years in the USA. In 2004 he guided Freescale through its separation from Motorola and successfully executed to an initial public offering (“IPO”) that listed the company on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). In 2006 he was instrumental in the execution of a Leverage Buy-Out (“LBO”) in one of the largest technology financial transactions at that time. In 2011 he successfully led the company back to the public market to be listed on the NYSE.
  • Mike Cannon
    Independent non-executive Director
    Mike joined the Board in February 2013. His career in the high-tech industry spans 30 years, including over ten years as CEO of two Fortune 500 companies. He was President, Global Operations of Dell from February 2007 until his retirement in 2009. Prior to joining Dell, Mike was the CEO of Solectron Corporation, an electronic manufacturing services company, which he joined as CEO in 2003. From 1996 until 2003 Mike was CEO of Maxtor Corporation, a disk drive and storage systems manufacturer. He successfully led the NASDAQ IPO of Maxtor in 1998. Mike previously held senior management positions at IBM and Control Data Corporation. Mike studied Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
  • Aidan Hughes
    Independent non-executive Director
    Aidan joined the Board in October 2004. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouse in the 1980s. He has held senior finance roles at Lex Service Plc and Carlton Communications Plc. He was a FTSE 100 finance Director, having held that position at the Sage Group Plc from 1993 to 2000. From December 2001 to August 2004 he was a Director of Communisis Plc.
  • Eamonn O’Hare
    Independent non-executive Director
    Eamonn joined the Board in May 2014 as an independent non-executive Director. He was appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee in December 2014 and was replaced by Alan Campbell in July 2015. Eamonn has spent over two decades as CFO of some of the world’s fastest-growing consumer and technology businesses. From 2009 to 2013, he was CFO and main board member of the UK’s leading entertainment and communications business, Virgin Media Inc. and led its successful sale to Liberty Global Inc. in 2013. From 2005 to 2009, he served as CFO of the UK operations of one of the world’s largest retailers, Tesco plc. Before joining Tesco he was CFO and Board Director at Energis Communications and led the successful turnaround of this high profile UK telecoms company. Prior to this Eamonn spent ten years at PepsiCo Inc. in a series of senior executive roles in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Eamonn spent the early part of his career in the aerospace industry with companies that included Rolls-Royce PLC and BAE Systems PLC.
  • Russ Shaw
    Independent non-executive Director
    Russ joined the Board in July 2006 and has over 20 years’ senior marketing and brand management experience in the technology, telecoms and financial services sectors. Russ most recently served as Vice President & General Manager for Skype, with responsibilities for its Mobile Division as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he was at Telefonica, where he was the Global Director of Innovation. Before joining Telefonica, he was the Innovation Director at O2, which he joined as Marketing Director in 2005. Russ is a past Chairman of the Marketing Group of Great Britain, is senior adviser to Ariadne Capital and Founder and Chairman of Tech London Advocates.
  • Nick Jeffery
    Independent Non-executive Director
    Nick joined the Board in July 2016. He has a career of over 20 years in the telecommunications industry, joining Vodafone Group plc in 2004. He has held a position on the Vodafone Executive Committee since 2013 and from 1st September 2016 becomes CEO of Vodafone UK Limited. He has undertaken numerous roles within Vodafone including CEO of the Group’s acquired Cable and Wireless Worldwide operations from 2012 to 2013, and CEO of Vodafone Group Enterprise from 2013 to 2016, where he has proven his ability to grow the business through the launch and successful scaling up of new service lines, both organically and in-organically, including M2M/ IoT, Cloud, Security and Group Carrier Services. Having begun his career at Cable & Wireless plc (Mercury Communications) in 1991, he then founded and led Microfone Limited in 2001, whilst serving as Head of Worldwide Sales and Europe Managing Director at Ciena Inc. from 2002 until 2004.
  • Mary Chan
    Independent non-executive Director
    Mary joined the Board in December 2016. Her career has spanned executive leadership roles at some of the world's most successful international firms, including AT&T, Alcatel Lucent, Dell Inc. and General Motors Corporation (GM). At Dell, between 2009 and 2012, Ms. Chan led the company's Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Services business in the USA. Prior to this, at Alcatel-Lucent, Ms. Chan served as Executive Vice President of the company's US 4G LTE Wireless Networks business. Most recently at GM, Ms. Chan served between 2012 and 2015 as President, Global Connected Consumers & OnStar Service USA. She holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. Ms Chan currently serves as an Independent Director on the Board of the SBA Communications Corporation. In addition, Ms Chan is also currently the Managing Partner at VectoIQ. Previously, she has served on the Boards of the Mobile Marketing Association and CTIA – The Wireless Association.