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Executive Committee


Simon Segars

Simon Segars - Chief Executive Officer

Simon Segars is the Chief Executive Officer of ARM and serves on its Board of Directors. He was the company’s 16th employee and has held a variety of roles from junior engineer to leadership positions in engineering and business development. He also led the development of early products such as the ARM7™ and ARM9™ CPUs that powered the first digital mobile phones, and holds patents in the field of embedded CPU architectures. Simon is driven by a vision of technology that invisibly empowers people and businesses to improve social, economic, education and health outcomes for a globally connected population. He is passionate about embedding ARM’s energy efficient IP everywhere intelligence is required. Simon serves on the Boards of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC), and as a non-executive director at Dolby Laboratories. He holds a BEng in electronic engineering from University of Sussex and an MSc in computer science from The University of Manchester.


Graham Budd

Graham Budd - Chief Operating Officer

Graham Budd was appointed Chief Operating Officer in July 2008. Prior to this he was EVP and General Manager of the Processor Division from July 2005. He joined ARM in 1992 as a VLSI design engineer and led the development of several of ARM's early system-on-chip designs. Since then he has held a number of engineering, marketing and operations leadership roles. He is a chartered engineer.


Philip Davis

Philip Davis - General Counsel & Company Secretary

Philip Davis joined ARM as General Counsel on 1 September 2014. He was subsequently appointed Company Secretary on 11 May 2015. Philip was previously Legal Director of the Enterprise Division of Vodafone from 2012. Philip has 20 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer in business, having worked in both private legal practice and public companies in the UK and globally. Former roles include General Counsel & Company Secretary of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc, W S Atkins plc and Bookham Technology plc.


Jennifer Duvalier

Jennifer Duvalier - EVP People

Jennifer Duvalier joined ARM as Executive Vice President, People in September 2013. Prior to joining ARM, she was Group People & Culture Director for 6 years at UBM plc, the global events-led marketing and communications services business, and was previously Group HR Director for an international media and marketing services group. Her earlier career was in management consultancy and banking.


Pete Hutton

Pete Hutton - EVP and President of Product Groups

Pete was appointed EVP and President of Product Groups in January 2014. He is responsible for the development and delivery of ARM's main business lines including ARM processors, Mali graphics processors and Artisan Physical IP. Before this role he was general manager of the media processing division. Pete joined ARM in 2008 and has also held vice president positions within the processor and media processing divisions. Prior to ARM, Pete ran corporate engineering for Wolfson Microelectronic, he was also general manager for processors at ARC International and a group director for Cadence Design Systems.


Thomas P. Lantzsch

Thomas P. Lantzsch - EVP Strategy

Tom Lantzsch joined ARM in December 2006 as VP Marketing for the Physical IP Division. In 2009 he became EVP of Corporate Development and joined the Executive Committee in 2010. He has been a senior business leader for over 30 years in both Fortune 500 companies and early stage startups. Previous roles include CEO of StarCore, 13 years with Motorola in VP positions (sales, marketing and operations) in four countries, having started his career with Texas Instruments.


Mike Muller

Mike Muller - Chief Technology Officer

Mike Muller was one of the founders of ARM. Before joining the Group, he was responsible for hardware strategy and the development of portable products at Acorn Computers. He was previously at Orbis Computers. At ARM he was VP, Marketing from 1992 to 1996 and EVP, Business Development until October 2000 when he was appointed Chief Technology Officer. In October 2001, he was appointed to the Board.


Dipesh Patel

Dipesh Patel - EVP Incubation Businesses

Dipesh is EVP Incubation Businesses as of October 2015 and is responsible for development of new businesses to create solutions to enable the Internet of Things. He was previously EVP Technical Operations, responsible for ARM's infrastructure used for IP development. Before this role he was general manager of the physical design group. Dipesh joined ARM in 1997 and has held senior management positions working primarily in System on Chip (SoC) related activities including vice president of Technology for physical IP and Director of Research.


Andy Smith

Andy Smith - Chief Information Officer

Andy Smith joined ARM in 2014 as Chief Information Officer. Prior to this he spent 5 years as a Government CIO working for one of the agencies within Defence. Before that he worked for 20 years with BP in a variety of roles and locations around the world, the last 8 years of which were spent on a series of challenging CIO roles.


Rene Haas

Rene Haas – Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Rene Haas was appointed to the ARM plc board as executive vice president and chief commercial officer in October 2015 and is responsible for all global sales and marketing. He is based in Shanghai, China, but spends his time in all major global technology hubs, with a particular focus in Silicon Valley and China. Rene guides ARM’s sales and marketing strategy to ensure its continuing commercial success across all relevant markets. He joined ARM in 2013 as vice president of strategic alliances and has held multiple applications management, applications engineering and product engineering roles, including a seven year period at NVIDIA as vice president and general manager of its computing products business.


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Allen Wu - EVP and President of ARM Greater China

Allen Wu was appointed President of ARM Greater China in January 2013. He joined ARM in 2004 and held the roles of President of ARM China and Country Manager & VP of sales for ARM China. Prior to ARM, Allen was VP of Corporate Marketing at Arasor, Entrepreneur in Residence at NEC America, and the founder for AccelerateMobile. He held sales and engineering positions at Mentor Graphics, LSI Logic, and Intel in the Silicon Valley. Allen holds two US patents in core based IC design methodology.



Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy - Chief Financial Officer

Chris Kennedy joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer on 1 September 2015. He brings to ARM more than 20 years of international experience in senior financial roles in a broad range of sectors, most recently at easyJet plc where he was CFO from 2010 onwards and a key part of the management team that transformed its performance. Prior to this he worked at EMI plc and was appointed to the board of EMI’s holding company, Maltby Ltd in 2008 as CFO and then Chief Investment Officer.