Dr. Sanjay Jha brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in systems, software, semiconductors and technology investments. He began his career leading design engineering teams in San Diego and London before moving on to Qualcomm where his engineering roles included Senior Engineer, Vice President and Senior Vice President. Dr. Jha was instrumental in the formation of Qualcomm Technologies and Ventures, where he led the technology group and investment portfolio in executive leadership roles, followed by his tenure as president and COO of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. He continued his career as COO for Motorola Mobile Devices and CEO, Motorola Mobility prior to being appointed Chairman and CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the second largest semiconductor foundry business in the world.
Jha has served on the Semiconductor Industry Association Board of Directors, and as Vice-Chairman of the Fabless Semiconductor Association (now the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). In 2011 Sanjay was awarded the honorary degree of DSc by the University of Strathclyde, and in 2018 he was inducted into United States National Academy of Engineering. He received his BS in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool and PhD in electronics engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.