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Management Team

Management Team

  • Dr. Jalal Bagherli
    Chief Executive Officer
    Jalal joined Dialog as CEO and an Executive Board Director in September 2005. He was previously Vice President & 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 of 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 is a non-executive Director of Lime Microsystems Ltd since 2005 and was the Chairman of Global Semiconductor Association Europe from 2011 to 2013. He has a BSc (Hons) in Electronics Engineering from Essex University, and holds a PhD in Electronics from Kent University, UK.
  • Vivek Bhan
    Senior Vice President, Engineering
    Vivek joined Dialog in November 2013 and is responsible for the overall engineering and technology direction, including design and product development across the various business groups within Dialog. He brings a wealth of engineering leadership experience in the semiconductor industry including technology and products for advanced cellular systems, connectivity and medical applications within RF, mixed signal and SOC space. He has held senior positions at Freescale, Fujitsu Semiconductor and Motorola. Vivek holds a MS in Electrical Engineering and MBA from Arizona State University.
  • Christophe Chene
    Senior Vice President, Asia
    Christophe joined Dialog in November 2011 as Vice President, Asia and is based in Taiwan. He has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, focusing on building international businesses with a strong Asian footprint. Previously he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the TV Business Unit as well as Senior Vice President of worldwide sales for Trident Microsystems. Prior to that, Christophe served in various international executive and managerial positions at Texas Instruments, Sharp and Xilinx. Christophe holds an Electronics Engineering degree from INSA, Toulouse.
  • Mohamed Djadoudi
    Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations & Quality
    Mohamed joined Dialog in March 2007 and is responsible for product engineering, test and assembly development, data automation, software support, offshore manufacturing operations and quality. Mohamed has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of semiconductor manufacturing operations, starting initially with IBM in France and the US. He was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Unisem group, an assembly and test subcontractor based in Malaysia and China. He also held the position of Vice President of Test Operations at ASAT (Atlantis Technology), based in Hong Kong, before becoming one of the original members of the management buy-out team of ASAT UK, where he served as the Technical Director. Mohamed holds an Electronic and Electrotechnic degree from the Paris University of Technology.
  • Wissam Jabre
    Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President Finance
    Wissam joins Dialog after serving as Corporate Vice President of Finance at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) since 2014. Between 2003 and 2014, Mr. Jabre held various executive positions at Freescale Semiconductor, including Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Vice President Global Pricing, Chief Financial Officer of the Networking & Multimedia Solutions Group as well as senior roles within Corporate Treasury. During this period he gained extensive experience in accounting, financial planning, treasury, procurement, and merger and acquisition integration. He began his career at Schlumberger, gaining international experience in the Middle East, Europe and North America, before joining Motorola in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York in 1998.
  • Udo Kratz
    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Systems Business Group
    Udo joined Dialog in May 2006. He is responsible for the Audio and Power Management Business Unit. He has over 20 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, gained in general management, senior marketing and engineering at Robert Bosch GmbH, Sony Semiconductor and Infineon Technologies. Udo holds an Electronic Engineering degree from the University for Applied Sciences, Mannheim.
  • Davin Lee
    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Power Conversion Business Group
    Davin joined Dialog in July 2014. He was previously CEO of Scintera Networks. Prior to that Davin was the Vice-President and General Manager of the Consumer Business Unit at Intersil Corporation. Prior to that Davin was Vice-President of Marketing at Xicor. He previously held senior positions within Altera and National Semiconductor. Davin holds a BSEE from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
  • Sean McGrath
    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connectivity, Automotive & Industrial Business Group
    Sean joined Dialog in November 2012. Sean has more than 15 years’ experience in RF semiconductor businesses, introducing innovative business models and leading organisations to rapid growth. Prior to Dialog he was General Manager of the Smart Home & Energy group at NXP and General Manager of the RF Power and Base Stations business at NXP/Philips Semiconductors. He previously held senior roles at Philips Semiconductors and Mikron Austria GmbH, focusing on the RFID and connectivity markets. Sean holds an honours degree in Geophysics and Geology from Harvard University and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.
  • Martin Powell
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources
    Martin joined Dialog in July 2010 and is responsible for developing and driving people strategies in support of Dialog’s business goals and initiatives worldwide, including fostering an environment where Dialog’s teams can thrive. Prior to Dialog, Martin held a variety of senior and executive HR roles with Medtronic Inc., General Electric (GE) and the Dell Corporation. Most recently he was a member of the executive team at C-MAC MicroTechnology, a private equity-backed leader in the high reliability electronics sector. During his career Martin has been located in Asia and continental Europe as well as the UK.
  • Tom Sandoval
    Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
    Tom joined Dialog in September 2015 and is responsible for the worldwide sales organization. He has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and has held executive management positions in sales, marketing and engineering. Prior to joining Dialog, Tom served as Vice President of Sales for the Americas at Xilinx. He previously served as CEO of Calypto Design Systems. Tom holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
  • Colin Sturt
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel
    Colin Sturt joined Dialog Semiconductor in October 2015 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Prior to joining Dialog, Colin held the position of Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Micrel, Incorporated. He was previously a corporate attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Earlier in his career Colin served in manufacturing management and operational and organisational improvement roles with National Semiconductor Corporation. He holds a Law degree from the Columbia University Law School and a Bachelor’s and two Master’s degrees from Brigham Young University.
  • Mark Tyndall
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy and General Manager Emerging Products Business Group
    Mark joined Dialog Semiconductor in September 2008. Prior to this, Mark was Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Relations at MIPS Technologies. From 1999 to 2006, he held the position of Vice President of Business Development at Infineon and has also served as a board director of a number of start-up companies, several of which were successfully acquired. Earlier in his career, Mark held management positions in marketing at Fujitsu Microelectronics and in design at Philips Semiconductors.