Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board
Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi was elected to the board of directors as Chairman in December 2013.
Mr. Al Idrissi is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Direct Investments at Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), with oversight of the energy, chemicals, technology, life sciences, consumer, industrial and financial services portfolios.
Prior to joining Mubadala, Ahmed was a partner at McKinsey & Co., where he co-led the Principal Investor practice and was also the Managing Partner of the Abu Dhabi practice. He was formerly a Marketing Manager at Procter & Gamble, where he led several flagship brands.
Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the École Centrale Paris; Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Current Board Positions: Chairman of GlobalFoundries, NOVA Chemicals and Cepsa. He is also a Board Member of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), PCI Pharma Services, and Mubadala Capital.
Previous Board Positions: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD, USA), TM Mining Ventures (MATSA, Spain), Mubadala Petroleum (UAE), Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar, UAE), National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed, UAE), Mubadala/Veolia JV (France), Jiangsu Suyadi Tancai Co (China), SMN Power Holding Company (Oman), Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC, Guinea), Sociedad Minera de Santander (Minesa, Colombia).
People & Compensation Committee member
Tim Breen was elected to the board of directors in January 2018.
In 2020, he served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Performance and as senior counselor to the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Transformation from 2018 to August 2020.
He is currently a member of the senior leadership team of Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), responsible for the firm’s direct investments in the technology and consumer sectors and serves on the board of directors of several of Mubadala’s North American investments, including NOVA Chemicals Corporation and Equinox Gold Corp. Prior to joining Mubadala, Mr. Breen was a partner with McKinsey & Company in Abu Dhabi.
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School.
Ahmed Saeed Al Calily
Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee member
Ahmed Saeed Al Calily was elected to the board of directors in March 2018.
Mr. Al Calily is the Chief Strategy & Risk Officer for Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), with oversight over portfolio strategy, enterprise risk management, and responsible investing. Prior to that, Mr. Al Calily was the Chief Executive Officer of Energy at Mubadala, where he oversaw the company’s energy assets. Prior to re-joining Mubadala, Mr. Al Calily was director general of the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee and Chief Executive Officer and managing director of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company. Mr. Al Calily also served as deputy director of the infrastructure and services unit at Mubadala. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors at Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi LLC, Medical Holding Company LLC and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC.
Mr. Al Calily holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Boston University.
Dr. Thomas Caulfield
Dr. Thomas Caulfield is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GF and was elected to the board of directors in March 2018. Dr. Caulfield joined the company in May 2014 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Fab 8 semiconductor wafer manufacturing facility in Malta, NY, where he led operations, expansion and the ramp-up of semiconductor manufacturing production.
Dr. Caulfield has an extensive career spanning engineering, management and global operational leadership with leading technology companies. Prior to joining GF, Dr. Caulfield served as President and Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Soraa from May 2012 to May 2014, the world’s leading developer of GaN on GaNTM (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) solid-state lighting technology. Before Soraa, Dr. Caulfield served as President and COO of Ausra from 2009 to 2010, a leading provider of large-scale concentrated solar power solutions for electricity generation and industrial steam production. Prior to leading at Ausra, Dr. Caulfield served as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service at Novellus Systems, Inc. Before that, Dr. Caulfield spent 17 years at IBM in a variety of senior leadership roles, ultimately serving as vice president of 300mm semiconductor operations for IBM’s Microelectronics division, leading its wafer fabrication operations in East Fishkill, NY.
Dr. Caulfield earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from St. Lawrence University before entering Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he earned both his Bachelor and Master’s in Materials Science and Engineering as well as a Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering. Dr. Caulfield was also a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia’s Engineering Center for Strategic Materials.
Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee member
Glenda Dorchak was elected to the board of directors in June 2019.
Ms. Dorchak spent over thirty years in operational leadership roles in the technology industry, most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Business with Spansion, Inc., a flash memory manufacturer. Her career began at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) where she held executive positions including General Manager of PC Direct’s Personal Systems Group. Ms. Dorchak went on to become Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer at Value America Inc. before joining Intel Corporation as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Intel Communications Group. She also served as Vice President and General Manager of Intel Broadband Products Group and Vice President and General Manager of Intel Consumer Electronics Group. After Intel, Ms. Dorchak was Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Intrinsyc Software and Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VirtualLogix.
Ms. Dorchak currently does advisory and board work, including as a member of the board of directors at ANSYS, Inc., Viavi Solutions Inc. and CREE, Inc.
Martin L. Edelman
People & Compensation Committee member
Martin Edelman was elected to the board of directors in February 2017.
Mr. Edelman serves as “Of Counsel” in the real estate practice of Paul Hastings LLP. He has been an advisor to Grove Investors and is a partner at Fisher Brothers, a real estate partnership. Mr. Edelman is a Director of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. and Aldar Properties and currently serves on the boards of various nongovernmental organizations. Previously, Mr. Edelman served as a board member for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) from 2013 to 2017. He has more than 40 years of experience and concentrates his practice on real estate and corporate mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Mr. Edelman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Columbia Law School.
People & Compensation Committee chair
David Kerko was elected to the board of directors in January 2018.
Mr. Kerko is Head of North America Private Equity at Elliott Investment Management L.P. Prior to joining Elliott, Mr. Kerko was an advisor, member and co-head of the Technology Group at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Inc. (KKR). Prior to joining KKR, he worked for Gleacher NatWest Inc. on mergers and acquisition transactions and financing.
Mr. Kerko holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jack Lazar was elected to the board of directors in July 2021.
Mr. Lazar has spent over thirty years in operational and finance leadership roles at technology companies across multiple industries, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of GoPro, Inc., which he helped to take public in 2014. Prior to GoPro, Mr. Lazar served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and General Manager of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. From 2003 until the time in which it was acquired by Qualcomm in 2011, he served in a variety of leadership roles at Atheros Communications, Inc. most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In 2004, Mr. Lazar was part of the team that took Atheros public. He also served in leadership roles at NetRatings, Apptitude, and Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI).
Mr. Lazar currently serves as a member of the board of directors of several publicly traded companies including Box, Inc., Casper Sleep Inc., Resideo Technologies Inc., Silicon Labs, Inc. and thredUP Inc.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree with an emphasis in Accounting from Santa Clara University and is a certified public accountant (inactive).
Elissa Murphy was elected to the board of directors in September 2021.
Ms. Murphy has served as a Vice President of Engineering at Google, Inc. since 2016. Prior to Google, she was the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Cloud Platforms at GoDaddy from 2013 to 2016.
Ms. Murphy previously served as Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo! from late 2010 to 2013, where she oversaw the world’s largest private Hadoop cluster, a technology essential to massive-scale computing that is the basis of big data today. Prior to her time at Yahoo!, Ms. Murphy spent 13 years at Microsoft in various engineering positions including part of the original team responsible for Microsoft's shift to the Cloud, which led to the creation of Azure, and as a member of the High Performance Computing team.
Ms. Murphy began her technology career designing and building many of the best-selling computer security and system utilities with 5th Generation Systems, Quarterdeck and the Norton Group, a division at Symantec responsible for Norton Antivirus and other Norton products. Ms. Murphy brings expertise in global-scale platforms, big data and predictive analytics to our Board.
She currently has over 30 patents issued with several more pending in the areas of distributed systems, cloud, machine learning and security.
Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee chair
Carlos Obeid was elected to the board of directors in January 2012.
Mr. Obeid is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), with oversight of its commercial functions including treasury, investor relations, financial planning, business performance, financial governance and reporting.
Before joining Mubadala, Carlos worked with the United Arab Emirates Offset Program Bureau where he led a wide range of initiatives including privatization, utilities and financial services. He serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Mubadala Infrastructure Partners Ltd. and is a member of the board of directors of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi LLC, Waha Capital PJSC and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC.
Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.