SAN JOSE, Calif.–The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Global Advisory Group welcomes Mike Thoeny, President, Automotive Business Unit, Flex.

The GSA Global Advisory Group assists GSA executives and its Board of Directors in strategic planning to aid the organization in achieving its vision to establish an efficient, profitable and sustainable semiconductor and high technology global ecosystem encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and services.

Thoeny joins current GSA Global Advisory Group members:

  • Alibaba Group CEO T-Head Semiconductor Corp and VP of Alibaba Group, Xiaoning Qi
  • Ansys President and CEO, Ajei Gopal
  • Cerebras Systems VP of Engineering and Business Development, Dhiraj Mallick
  • Eclipse Ventures General Partner, Kushagra Vaid
  • Ericsson CTO Silicon Valley, Group Function Technologies & Architectures, Dr. Mallik Tatipamula
  • Nissan Global Foundation Chairman, Haruyoshi Kumura
  • Tesla Senior Director of Autopilot Hardware, Ganesh Venkat

“I’m pleased to welcome Flex as a new GSA member and Mike to our Global Advisory Board. As our industry landscape evolves and expands, the demand for semiconductors continues to increase. GSA relies on industry leaders to keep our ecosystem robust, sustainable and collaborative,” said Jodi Shelton, CEO of GSA.

“Semiconductors are a key enabling technology for innovation in the automotive market. I look forward to collaborating with my fellow Advisory Group members and bringing the design, manufacturing and systems knowledge of Flex to the discussion to help build a robust ecosystem for the industry,” said Thoeny.

Thoeny is President of the Automotive Business Unit at Flex, the global manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world. In his capacity, Thoeny is responsible for the overall enterprise vision, strategy, business planning, development and execution of the Flex automotive business. Additionally, he is developing programs to expand the global Flex automotive customer base as well as the technology evolution of the company’s automotive portfolio.

With more than 30 years of international automotive experience, Thoeny, has held executive leadership positions at Aptiv and Delphi. In his previous roles, he was responsible for P&L and engineering in the areas of Autonomous Driving and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), vehicle electrification, body and chassis electronics, and displays.

Thoeny earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his MBA in marketing from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.


About GSA

GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish an efficient, profitable and sustainable high technology global ecosystem encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and services. A leading industry organization that represents more than 25 countries and 250 corporate members, including 100 public companies, GSA provides a unique, neutral platform for collaboration, where global executives interface and innovate with peers, partners and customers to accelerate industry growth and maximize return on invested and intellectual capital. Members of the GSA represent 70 percent of the $450B+ semiconductor industry and continue to grow. Follow GSA on LinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube and WeChat.

Katie Olivier