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Infineon Appoints Chip Expert Jochen Hanebeck to Succeed CEO Dr Reinhard Ploss

Jochen Hanebeck will become the new Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies AG on April 1, 2022. This was decided by the Board of Corporate Auditors yesterday. Hanebeck will be reappointed for five years and his contract will continue until March 31, 2027.

Hanebeck has been a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Operating Officer since 2016. He replaces Dr. Reinhard Ploss, who has led the company as CEO since 2012.

“We are pleased to introduce Jochen Hanebeck, a leading expert in both the semiconductor industry and, of course, Infineon, as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Wolfgang Edder, Chairman of Infineon’s Board of Corporate Auditors, said: I am saying.

In addition, “Jochen Hanebeck has contributed significantly to Infineon’s profitable growth trajectory for many years in a variety of leadership positions. With him as CEO, the company will undoubtedly continue to succeed in difficult times. A big thank you to Dr. Pros for taking control of and doing a very successful job. He has led Infineon to the top 10 in the world. Thanks to his foresight and personal compassion. Today, we have an excellent position as a technology leader in the world’s fastest growing markets. “

“I am very grateful for the trust of the Audit & Supervisory Board,” says Jochen Hanebeck. “I want to seize the opportunity to continue to present to Infineon with our board team and all employees to make our customers successful in the market. Our semiconductor solutions are the world’s electrification and digitization. It is a central pillar of a major trend. It is an honor to take over a well-positioned company from Reinhard Pros. “

“With Jochen Hanebeck, the Board of Corporate Auditors has made a very good choice for Infineon’s future leadership,” says CEO Dr. Reinhard Ploss. “I have known Jochen Hanebeck for many years as a competent and trusted colleague. He is very familiar with our industry and its challenges, and Infineon’s courses will continue to be determined by today’s management members. I’m proud of that. “

Dr. Reinhard Ploss has been a member of Infineon’s Board of Directors since 2007 and has been Chairman since 2012. The strategic approach “Product to System” was founded in the company under his leadership. In addition, the successful acquisition of International Rectifier and Cypress Semiconductor Corp has expanded and completed the portfolio. Dr. Ploss began his career at the company in 1986 as a process engineer.

Jochen Hanebeck has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2016 and is Chief Operating Officer. He was born in Dortmund in 1968. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University. He has been with Infineon since 1994 (Siemens AG until 1999).

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Infineon Appoints Chip Expert Jochen Hanebeck to Succeed CEO Dr Reinhard Ploss
Infineon Appoints Chip Expert Jochen Hanebeck to Succeed CEO Dr Reinhard Ploss
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