Saam Azar

Chief Legal Officer

Saam Azar is Chief Legal Officer 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 served in various roles at Mubadala Investment Company, as a senior member of its 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.