Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Rich BeyerChairmanRich 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 Micron Technology Inc. and previously served on the Boards of Analog Devices, Credence Systems Corporation (now LTX-Credence), XCeive Corporation Signet Solar, and Microsemi Corporation (now Microchip Technology). 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 BagherliExecutive 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.
Alan CampbellIndependent non-executive DirectorAlan 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 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. Alan currently serves as Chairman of ON Semiconductor.
Mike CannonIndependent non-executive DirectorMike 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 currently serves on the Boards of Seagate Technology and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and also serves on the board of Lam Research. Mike was previously on the Board of Directors of Adobe Systems. 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.
Mary ChanIndependent non-executive DirectorMary 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 and serves as an Independent Director on the Boards of Magna International, Microelectronics Technology Inc, and SBA Communications Corporation. Previously, she has served on the Boards of the Mobile Marketing Association and CTIA – The Wireless Association.
Joanne CurinIndependent non-executive DirectorJoanne joined the Board in July 2019 as an independent non-executive director and is currently a founding Director and the Chief Financial Officer of Stirling Industries Plc. Ms. Curin comes to Dialog with over 20 years of experience as a CFO and non-executive director, with a deep background in finance and an international career spanning global large-scale public companies listed in the UK and Australia. In her previous roles as CFO across a wide array of markets and sectors, Joanne has been highly effective at initiating and leading strategic, operational and process changes that have delivered considerable shareholder value, and has successfully led a number of complex multi-billion dollar M&A transactions. Joanne has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Auckland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in New Zealand.
Nick JefferyIndependent Non-executive DirectorNick 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 became 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.
Eamonn O’HareIndependent non-executive DirectorEamonn joined the Board in May 2014 as an independent non-executive Director. He was appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee in December 2014. 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. Eamonn is currently Founder, Chairman and CEO of Zegona Communications Plc, and a Director of Euskaltel, S.A.