EMEA Leadership Council

  • Members
  • Overview
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Internet of Things – McKinsey&Co and GSA Report


Dr. Maria Marced
GSA EMEA Chairwoman
President, TSMC Europe
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC Europe B.V.)

Dr. Jalal Bagherli, Ph.D.
Dialog Semiconductor

David Baillie
Fogale Sensation SA

Dominik Bilo

Stan Boland
Neul Ltd.

Graham Budd
ARM, Inc.

Guillaume D'Eyssautier
Executive Chairman
SureCore Ltd

Remy de Tonnac
Advisor To CEO & Supervisory Board Member

Dr. Udo-Martin Gomez
Bosch Sensortec GmbH

Dr. Georges Karam
President & CEO
Sequans Communications S.A.

Christopher Ladas
Exec. VP, Operations

Pascal Langlois
Tronics Microsystems (Tronics)

Dr. Yannick Levy, Ph.D.
VP, Corporate Business Development
Parrot SA

Dr. Juergen Rebel
Head, Investor Relations
Infineon Technologies AG


The EMEA Leadership Council is comprised of leading semiconductor executives in the Europe/Middle East/Africa regions.


To identify, discuss and address trends, opportunities and challenges that the semiconductor industry is encountering in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).


To define GSA strategy in EMEA. Identify what support, additional tools and resources EMEA companies need, as well as activities and events in the region. Provide advice and counsel to the GSA board of directors on the challenges and issues facing the industry in the EMEA region.


To reduce the barriers and improve the probabilities for success of semiconductor companies active in the EMEA region.

Contact Information

Sandro Grigolli
O +41 22 7184118
E sgrigolli@gsaglobal.org

EMEA Council Chairwoman
Dr. Maria Marced, President, TSMC Europe B.V.

On behalf of the GSA Board of Directors and of the EMEA Leadership Council, we would like to thank Dr. Bagherli for his outstanding leadership in these past two years, and we are excited to welcome Dr. Marced as the new Chairwoman.


Meeting Schedule

Q1 2015

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 12:30-16:00 CET (including lunch)
Location: Amsterdam
Venue: TSMC Europe B.V. (World Trade Center, Tower H, level 7, Zuidplein 60, 1077 XV Amsterdam)

Q2 2015

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time: 10:30-13:00 CET (lunch follows)
Location: Munich
Venue: “Haidhausen” room, Lower Level, Sofitel Bayerpost, Bayerstrasse 12, Munich, Germany
*Held in conjunction with the European Executive Forum

Q3 2015

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 09:30-12:00 local time (lunch follows)
Location: London
Venue: “Leo Meetings Rooms” 33 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4JS

Q4 2015

Date: Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Time: 10:30-13:30 local time (including lunch)
Location: Silicon Valley
Venue: TBD
*Held in conjunction with the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration

Internet of Things – McKinsey&Co and GSA Report

McKinsey & Company and the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) recently collaborated to understand the implications of the Internet of Things (IOT) for the semiconductor industry and the economy as a whole. This effort was overseen by a steering committee of 11 senior executives from GSA member companies and McKinsey. It involved the following methods:

  • Interviewing 30 GSA members who were senior executives at semiconductor companies or at companies in adjacent industries that are part of the IOT ecosystem, such as network equipment and industrial automation
  • Surveying 229 semiconductor executives at GSA member companies
  • Assembling a fact base on the IOT, focusing on issues relevant to semiconductor companies.

Among other insights, we found that semiconductor companies are well-positioned to help the IOT gain momentum despite the obstacles ahead, provided that they embrace innovation and rethink their traditional business model.

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