Joep van Beurden
Chief Executive Officer, CSR
Mr van Beurden was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CSR on 1 November 2007. He has over 15 years of experience in managing technology companies in the US and Europe. Prior to joining CSR, Mr van Beurden was Chief Executive of NexWave, a provider of embedded software solutions for the consumer electronics market based in France. Before joining NexWave, Mr van Beurden held senior positions at Canesta, a fabless semiconductor company in San Jose, California and Philips Components also in San Jose. Prior to that, Mr van Beurden had worked for five years for management and strategy consultants McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam. Mr van Beurden has also worked as a crude oil trader for Royal Dutch Shell in Rotterdam and lectured in Physics and Electronics at the University of Zambia in Lusaka. In January 2009, Mr van Beurden was appointed a director of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), a not-for-profit organisation supporting collaboration, supply chain integration and innovation in the global semiconductor industry. He was appointed Chairman of the GSA in December 2011 after serving as a Vice Chairman since December 2009. Mr van Beurden holds a master's degree in Applied Physics from Twente University of Technology in Enschede, the Netherlands.