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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.)

Daniel Artusi
Board Member and Semiconductor Executive

Dr. Jalal Bagherli, Ph.D.
Dialog Semiconductor

Graham Budd
President & COO
ARM, Inc.

Guillaume D'Eyssautier
CoreNetiX GmbH

Maurice Geraets
Managing Director NXP Netherlands & VP Innovation
NXP Semiconductors N.V.

Dr. Udo-Martin Gomez
SVP, Engineering Sensors
Robert Bosch GmbH

Harald Hamster, Ph.D.
VP, Strategy Development
Infineon Technologies AG

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

Gennady Krasnikov
Molecular Electronic Research Institute (MERI)

Svein-Egil Nielsen
Nordic Semiconductor ASA


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

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

The EMEA Leadership Council meets quarterly in various locations, in conjunction with GSA main events.

For questions about the schedule, please email Sandro Grigolli at

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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