Francois Guibert – Chairman of Board of Advisors
François Guibert is retired since 1 May 2016 but was until this date the Executive Vice President of STMicroelectronics and President of the Company’s Greater China and South Asia Region. Guibert has led ST’s operations in Asia Pacific since 2006; his responsibilities were expanded to include Greater China in 2010.
Guibert joined Thomson Semiconducteurs, a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics, in 1981, after three years at Texas Instruments. He was appointed Director of Semicustom Business for Asia Pacific in 1987 and later became President of ST’s Taiwan operations. Guibert also held senior positions in Corporate Business Development and Investor Relations. In 2005, he was promoted to Corporate Vice President, Emerging Markets.
He has chaired, the EU-ASEAN Business Council from its foundation in early 2014 and sat on boards at EuroCham in Singapore for 10 years (and as president for 2 years) until May 1st, 2016. He was a board member at the EDB (Singapore Economic Development Board) for 2 terms from February 2009 to February 2014 and was the chairman of the its finance committee during the last 2 years of his mandate. Guibert also chaired the Board at Veredus Laboratories, ST’s Singapore-based life-sciences subsidiary. Guibert was decorated Knight of the National Order of Merit in France in 2009.
François Guibert was born in Beziers, France, in 1953, and graduated with a degree in Electroni Engineering from Ecole Centrale Marseille, France.