Dr Jalal Bagherli
Executive Director (Chief Executive Officer)
Jalal Bagherli is a semiconductor executive with great interest in creating high growth businesses around new products and ventures; Jalal has been CEO of Dialog Semiconductor plc, a specialist chip company in mixed signal connectivity and power management products for mobile and IOT devices since September 2005. Jalal was previously CEO of Alphamosaic, a Cambridge based start-up specialising in mobile video and multimedia processor chips from 2001 to 2004. In 2004, he completed the trade sale of Alphamosaic to Broadcom Corporation. He became a VP and GM of the multimedia business at Broadcom to oversee Alphamosaic’s integration. Prior to Alphamosaic, Jalal spent 6 years with Sony Europe, ultimately as the VP in charge of the semiconductor products operation in Europe. Jalal also worked for Texas Instruments for 9 years in the UK and France, managing many advanced semiconductor technology projects and customer specific chips for companies in consumer and telecommunications segments in Europe and the Far East. Jalal holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering from Essex University and a PhD in Electronics from University of Kent at Canterbury, England.
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President Finance
Wissam joined Dialog in 2016 after serving as Corporate Vice President of Finance at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) since 2014. Between 2003 and 2014, he 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. Wissam began his career at Schlumberger, gaining international experience in the Middle East, Europe and North America, before joining Motorola. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York. Wissam is a CFA © charterholder.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Custom Mixed Signal (CMS) Business Group
Vivek joined Dialog in November 2013 and is responsible for the Custom Mixed Signal Business Segment. Vivek has 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.
Senior Vice President and General Manager Advanced Mixed Signal Business Segment
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.
Senior Vice President Global Operations
Alex joined Dialog Semiconductor in May 2019 and has more than 25 years of experience in Semiconductor Engineering and Operations. His most recent role prior to joining Dialog was as VP of Operations at Analog Devices, who in 2017 acquired Linear Technology, where Alex had previously served as Chief Operating Officer. Alex started his career with National Semiconductor, where he has held various progressive Engineering and Operations positions. Alex then joined Anadigics Inc in New Jersey, initially serving as the Director of Wafer Fab Operations and then as the VP of Global Operations. Following his tenure at Anadigics, Alex was the VP of Operations at Nano-Opto, a New Jersey based Optical start up. Alex has an MBA with distinction from the University of Glasgow and a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connectivity and Audio 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.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Julie joined Dialog in May 2017. An experienced international HR executive, Julie began her career as a consultant at The Wyatt Company progressing to KPMG before joining IBM in 1998. With IBM, Julie spent time in New York and Paris. Julie joined American Express in New York in 2003 in International Benefits and moved to VP Global Mobility and HR Business Partner, Global Business Travel. She relocated to Sydney in 2011 as the VP HR Australia and New Zealand and then moved to the UK as VP HR Business Partner EMEA. During her career, Julie has gained extensive international experience in reward and benefits, global mobility, change management, talent planning, mergers and acquisition and global talent acquisition. Julie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.
Senior Vice President Automotive
Tom joined Dialog in September 2015 holding initially the position of Senior Vice President worldwide Sales. He is now responsible for driving and growing the Automotive Business across Dialog. 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.
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.
Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales
John joined Dialog in November 2017 with the Dialog acquisition of Silego Technology, where he was CEO. He is responsible for worldwide sales and prior he was VP and GM of the Configurable Mixed-signal Business Unit at Dialog. He has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and has held executive management positions at Kovio, NeoPhotonics, MMC Networks and VLSI Technology. John has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.
Senior Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy & GM of the Industrial IoT 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.