Dr. André-Jaques Auberton-Hervé
Dr. Auberton-Hervé, our Chairman, brings over 30 years of experience as a global leader in the silicon and semiconductor industry. He was the co-founder, President and CEO of Soitec SA, a leader in Silicon-On-Insulator technologies with a market capitalization of over $6 billion and a constituent company in the CAC Mid 60 Index. He co-founded Soitec in 1992 out of a government laboratory and took the company public on the Euronext Stock Exchange in 1999. He has served as Chairman Emeritus of Soitec since 2015 and has over 23 years of public company board experience.
Andre-Jacques is the founder of 4A Consulting & Engineering, which provides strategic advice and consulting services with respect to renewable energy and digital innovation. He is also an operating partner of C4 Ventures, a leading European venture capital fund, an advisor to Sofinnova Partners, a leading French venture capital fund, and the Chairman of the board of Bionik Laboratories Corp.
In 2013, Andre-Jacques was elected Chairman of the International Board of Directors of SEMI, the preeminent global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing industries. Andre-Jacques is a recipient of numerous industry accolades, including the Audacity in Creativity Award from French President Jacques Chirac and the INSEAD Entrepreneurship Prize. Dr. Auberton-Hervé holds a doctorate degree with distinction in Physics from Ecole Centrale de Lyon. He is also a knight of the French Legion d’Honneur and the Ordre National du Mérite.