From: ECOC 2013, 23rd September 2013, London
23 September 2013 Communications channel
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Former Chief Executive Officer, ARM, UK
Warren East was Chief Executive Officer for ARM Holdings plc from October 2001 to July 2013.
Warren joined ARM in 1994 to set up the ARM consulting business. He later held the position of vice president of business operations and was appointed to the board as chief operating officer in October 2000.
ARM is a constituent of the FTSE 100. Under Warren's leadership, ARM matured into the world's leading Semiconductor IP licensing company with nearly 1000 Microprocessor licenses sold to over 360 semiconductor companies worldwide, collectively shipping approximately 10 billion ARM chips per year.
Warren is a chartered engineer, a companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of both the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society. Warren holds a master's degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and has an honorary doctorate from Cranfield University.
In 2007 Warren was named Business Leader of the year at the National Business Awards, and was named in the Barron's list of the world's best 30 CEOs in 2011 and 2013. He is senior non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of De La Rue plc, and a non executive director of Micron inc, Dyson limited, and the Connected Digital Economy Catapult.
He chairs the ESCO leadership forum and is a member of several advisory boards for venture capital firms and their investee business, and for both Oxford University and Cranfield University.