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.
Kay Chai "KC" Ang
SVP Global Fab Operations
Kay Chai (KC) Ang is Senior Vice President of Global Fab Operations for GF since October 2020. Mr. Ang joined GF in July 2009 and has served in a variety of senior leadership roles for the company including head of all of our Singapore operations from 2012 to 2020 and as head of the Fab 1 manufacturing facility, customer engineering and corporate quality organizations.
Mr. Ang has more than 30 years of foundry industry experience with a proven track record in manufacturing operations, fab start-up, and technology transfer. Prior to joining the company, he held senior leadership positions at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing from 1988 to 2009, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with responsibility for global sales, marketing, services, customer support and regional business operations. He also served as Senior Vice President of Fab Operations, where Mr. Ang had responsibility for manufacturing strategy and operational excellence across all of the company’s fabs from 2002 to 2007, including the launching operations at Chartered’s 300mm Fab 7 facility, which was integrated into GF in January 2010. Mr. Ang has held other manufacturing operations roles at Chartered as well as at SilTerra. He is also the SEMI Southeast Asia Regional Advisory Chairman and the Board Advisor to Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association.
Mr. Ang holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University and a master’s degree in Engineering from University of Texas.
SVP Corporate Development, Legal and Government Affairs
Saam Azar is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Legal and Government Affairs for GF since January 2017. He oversees all legal, compliance, government relations, strategic transactions and M&A matters worldwide. Mr. Azar also serves as Secretary to the GF board of directors and has been involved with the company since its founding in 2009.
Before joining GF as Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Azar worked closely with the GF legal department and GF senior management on various strategic matters, including the IBM Microelectronics Division acquisition. He also served as GF Assistant General Counsel from 2014 to 2015. From 2006 to 2017, Mr. Azar has also served in various roles for GF’s sole shareholder, Mubadala Development Company PJSC, as a senior member of the Legal & Compliance Unit, working primarily on complex, cross border partnerships. Prior to Mubadala, he worked as a corporate associate at the international law firm of Cleary Gottlieb in New York, where he supported numerous corporate transactions with an emphasis on debt and equity capital markets.
Mr. Azar holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University.
SVP Technology, Engineering & Quality
Gregory Bartlett is Senior Vice President of Technology, Engineering and Quality at GF since September 2019.
Prior to his current role, he served in various senior executive roles at GF including Head of Technology Development, Chief Technology Officer and Head of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) business from 2009 to 2019. Before joining GF, Mr. Bartlett spent 25 years in technical and management positions at Freescale Semiconductor and its predecessor, Semiconductor Products Sector at Motorola.
Mr. Bartlett holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University.
Dr. Bami Bastani
SVP and GM, Mobile & Wireless Infrastructure Strategic Business Unit
Dr. Bami Bastani is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure business unit since September 2019.
Prior to this, Dr. Bastani held several business unit senior executive positions from 2015 to 2019. He has more than 35 years of industry experience in the semiconductor industry, including in component-to- system-level radio frequency (RF) technologies. Prior to joining GF, Dr. Bastani was President, CEO and board member of Meru Networks from 2012 to 2015, where he transformed the company from a hardware seller to solution provider. He has also served as President, CEO and member of the board of directors of both Trident Microsystems, Inc. from 2011 to 2012, and ANADIGICS, Inc. from 1998 to 2008, as well as served in executive positions at Fujitsu Microelectronics, National Semiconductor and Intel Corporation.
Dr. Bastani holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in Microelectronics from The Ohio State University.
SVP Customer Design Enablement
Michael J. Cadigan is Senior Vice President for Customer Design Enablement at GF since August 2019.
Mr. Cadigan joined the company in 2015 when it acquired IBM’s Microelectronics division where he was General Manager, overseeing all aspects of the microelectronics business unit, including the technology development alliance activity from 2008 through the acquisition. Prior to that, Mr. Cadigan held several executive positions at IBM across a variety of areas, including supply chain operations, global outsourced manufacturing, systems manufacturing, hard disc drive manufacturing, and ASIC business unit manager from 1997 thru 2008. Prior to 1997, Mr. Cadigan worked across several different IBM divisions and locations as a senior executive.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buffalo.
Chief Digital Officer
Brad Clay is Chief Digital Officer of GF leading the company’s digital transformation.
Mr. Clay joined GF in 2021, bringing more than two decades of experience in enterprise-wide technology transformations and digital thought leadership. Previously, he spent 18 years at Lexmark International in a variety of roles including Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Compliance Officer, Vice President of Acquisition Integration and Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer for North America, among other roles. Prior to his career at Lexmark, he worked in management roles in several organizations and industries including information technology, energy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Clay holds a master’s degree in Managerial Economics from the University of Oklahoma, a bachelor’s degree in General Engineering and Computer Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and several certifications.
SVP Global Sales
Juan Cordovez is Senior Vice President of Global Sales for GF since July 2019, leading client-facing functions including sales, commercial operations, field applications and customer engineering.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Cordovez led GF’s EMEA and later APAC sales from 2016 to 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Cordovez led GF’s Customer Design Enablement Team including the PDK, device modeling and field applications engineering teams from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining GF, Mr. Cordovez was founder and Vice President of Sentinel IC Technologies from 2008 to 2013 and Manager of Design Enablement at Jazz Semiconductor from 2002 to 2008.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
SVP and GM, Computing and Wired Infrastructure Strategic Business Unit
Amir Faintuch is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Computing, Wired Infrastructure and Silicon Photonics business unit since October 2019.
Mr. Faintuch has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining GF in 2019, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager at Intel responsible for its worldwide horizontal Research and Development, where he played a key role in leading a major engineering transformation that increased product competitiveness and predictability across silicon products for computing, data centers, Internet of Things (IoT), wireless and connectivity from 2014 to 2019. Mr. Faintuch is also a former Qualcomm executive, where he served as President of Qualcomm Atheros, a large subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc. that develops wireless connectivity, LTE small cell, networking, infrastructure and IoT components from 2012 to 2014. His previous positions also include senior executive positions at Atheros communications and Texas Instruments.
Mr. Faintuch holds a joint Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and the Tel Aviv University, Recanati School of Management, as part of the Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA Program, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Haifa.
SVP and GM, Automotive, Industrial & Multi-market Strategic Business Unit
Michael Hogan is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive, Industrial and Multi-Market business unit since September 2019. He has more than 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry.
Prior to joining GF in 2019, Mr. Hogan was Senior Vice President and General Manager of IoT (Internet of Things) Compute and Wireless at Cypress Semiconductor from 2016 to 2019. From 2011 to 2016, he held a variety of business line management and strategy roles at Broadcom/Avago across an array of wireless technologies, from Wi-Fi to cellular, prior to co-founding the IoT business that was subsequently divested to Cypress Semiconductor in 2016. Prior to that, he was CEO of PulseCore Semiconductor and Sirific Wireless from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Hogan was the founding General Manager of the WLAN (wireless local area network) business at Texas Instruments, where he held a variety of sales and business unit general manager roles during his 16-year tenure.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.
VP, Global Communications
Laurie Kelly is the Vice President of Global Communications at GF. As a member of the senior leadership team, she is a principal strategist and advisor to the CEO and executive staff, and sets the strategic direction for GF's communications around the world. Laurie drives all aspects of internal and external communications and manages a global team responsible for enhancing, promoting and protecting the company’s brand reputation while also deepening employee engagement.
Laurie recently re-joined GF after establishing her own communications consultancy. Laurie first became associated with GF in 2010 when she joined Mubadala (ATIC) as the Associate Director of Communications based in Abu Dhabi. In 2014, Laurie moved back to the US to partner with GF on the acquisition of IBM’s Microelectronics Division, after which she joined the company as the VP of Corporate Marketing and Communications.
Laurie is a respected leader with 20 plus years of experience in developing and implementing integrated strategic communications programs and providing corporate and executive communications counsel. Prior to her five years in Abu Dhabi, Laurie was a managing director at the global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, where she was responsible for the East Coast Technology Practice. Before that she was Vice President of Global Public Relations at SAP based in Germany.
Laurie holds an MBA from the Tias School for Business and Society in the Netherlands; a Leadership Development Certificate from INSEAD/SAP and a BA in economics from Westfield State University.
SVP, Asia Business Development and China Country President
Americo Lemos is Senior Vice President of Asia Business Development and China Country President for GF since February 2019. He is responsible for growing the company’s business in these critical markets.
Prior to joining GF, Mr. Lemos was Senior Vice President at Qualcomm, responsible for its data center business while also serving as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Huaxintong, a joint venture between Qualcomm and the Guizhou Government in China from 2016 to 2018. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Lemos was Vice President of Platform Engineering at Intel, responsible for strategic ventures with China semiconductor companies from 2009 to 2015. Before Intel, Mr. Lemos held leadership roles with Texas Instruments, Quanta Computer in Taiwan and Skyworks.
He holds a Master of Sciences, Electronics and Computers degree from École Nationale Supérieure de Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie (ENSSAT) in Lannion, France.
Michelle Leyden Li
VP & Head of Global Brand and Marketing
Michelle Leyden Li is Vice President and Head of Global Brand and Marketing for GF. She is responsible for creating impactful and memorable ways to tell GF’s story by communicating the value of GF’s innovative process technology solutions to our customers, partners and industry influencers. Ms. Leyden Li has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, branding, communications and business development with a successful track record of building marketing programs that leverage brand awareness into profitable revenue growth.
Ms. Leyden Li joined GF in 2015 as Vice President and Head of Sales for its U.S. West Region before being asked in 2019 to spearhead a marketing discipline for the company. Prior to GF, she held senior leadership positions with semiconductor companies such as Qualcomm and Intel where she drove brand development for two of the industry’s most iconic ingredient brands - Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform and Intel Centrino Mobile Technology.
Ms. Leyden Li holds a Juris Doctorate from King Hall School of Law at the University of California at Davis, a Master of Business Administration from University of California at Davis, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Purchase.
Chief Financial Officer
David Reeder is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of GF, responsible for the company’s financial strategy and leading the global financial organization.
He joined GF in August 2020 and has extensive experience in the semiconductor industry and other fields. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer for Tower Hill Insurance Group from 2017 to 2020. Prior to that, he was President and CEO for Lexmark International, Inc. from 2015 to 2017. Earlier in his career, Mr. Reeder was CFO at Electronics for Imaging from 2014 to 2015 and Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Division from 2012 to 2014, and held executive positions at Broadcom and Texas Instruments.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Arkansas and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University.
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Emily Reilly is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at GF and has worldwide responsibility for all aspects of strategic human resources including talent and leadership development, delivering world-class people solutions, shaping the company’s culture and creating an environment of diversity, inclusion and belonging within GF. A member of GF’s original startup team, she joined the company in 2009 and has been instrumental in GF’s growth into a thriving, global organization of approximately 15,000 employees.
Prior to joining GF, as an engineer, she worked in several roles with GE Advanced Materials and Momentive Performance Materials. During the course of her 14-year tenure, Ms. Reilly held leadership roles in both engineering and human resources, including a human resources leadership role for engineering in GE’s energy business. Ms. Reilly is Chair of the company’s People and Sustainability Committee and serves on the Women’s Leadership Council of the Global Semiconductor Association (GSA), providing inspiration and sponsorship for the next generation of women leaders.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.
Chief of Staff to the CEO
Anubha Tewari is Chief of Staff to the CEO of GF.
Ms. Tewari joined GF in 2014 and has served in roles in Demand Management, Supply Chain, the company’s FDX business unit, and as Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President of Technology. Most recently, she led the Investment Economics & Analytics team in the finance organization. Prior to joining GF, she worked at US Airways and American Airlines, the world’s largest air carrier, in the Strategic & Network Planning organization, where she supported decision-making in critical areas including mergers and acquisitions, aircraft procurement and flight schedule and destination network optimization.
Ms. Tewari holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) in Mumbai, India.
SVP Global Operations Support & Supply Chain
Thomas Weber is Senior Vice President of Global Operations Support and Supply Chain for GF since October 2018.
Previously, he was a Senior Vice President in McKinsey’s transformation practice where he led business transformations in the United States, Europe and Australia across the technology and resources industries from 2011 to 2018. Prior to McKinsey, he worked in the mobile devices industry developing strategy for Motorola and selling consumer research for Nielsen from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Weber began his career in the U.S. Navy where he flew helicopters and led a division through two deployments.
Mr. Weber graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and has a Master of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania.