July 3 2021; Cristiano Amon has been named the new CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Throughout his 26 years at Qualcomm and particularly in serving as head of QCT and the company’s President, Cristiano has played a critical role in not only setting strategy and managing day-to-day operations, but in driving an industry-leading roadmap, expanding and diversifying our business beyond mobile into automotive, compute, infrastructure/edge, IoT, RF Front End, connectivity, networking, and of course, overseeing the successful acceleration and rollout of 5G.
Amon began his Qualcomm career in 1995 as an engineer. Prior to Qualcomm, Amon served as chief technical officer for Vésper, a wireless operator in Brazil, and held leadership positions at NEC, Ericsson and Velocom.
Amon holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an honorary doctorate from UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. He is the Co-Chair of the Council for IoT at the World Economic Forum's Center for 4th Industrial Revolution.