Francois Guibert

Corporate Vice President; President Greater China & South Asia Region STMicroelectronics
François Guibert was born in Beziers (France) in 1953 and graduated from Ecole Centrale Marseille in 1978 with a Master degree in Electronic Engineering.

After graduation, he spent 3 years at Texas Instruments in France as a Technical Sales Engineer. In 1981, Guibert joined Thomson Semiconducteurs as a Sales Manager for Telecommunications. In 1987, Guibert was appointed Director of Semicustom Business for the Asia Pacific region based in Singapore in January 1988. In June 1989, he became President of the Company’s operations in Taiwan. At the end of 1980s, Guibert was elected Chairman of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Taiwan.

Since 1992, Guibert occupied senior positions in Business Development and Investor Relations. He was involved in the Company’s Initial Public Offering and became Group Vice President, Corporate Business Development, in 1995. Guibert was also responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions and, until 2001, for Financial Investor Relations Worldwide.

In January 2005, Guibert was promoted to Corporate Vice President, Emerging Markets Region General Manager. He has also taken on the role of chairman of ST´s worldwide EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) Task Force. Guibert was appointed Corporate Vice President and CEO Asia Pacific region in October 2006.

On February 17, 2009, François Guibert was named Knight of the National Order of Merit by the French government in recognition of his contributions to the French economic mission and the promotion of French enterprises in Asia.

In June 29, 2009, Guibert became the President of the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) in Singapore. He also represents EuroCham as a member of the Council of the Singapore Business Federation from 31 August 2009 to 30 June 2010.

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