A Pattern of Preemptive Disruption
You can tell a lot about a company by the people who lead it — their skills, their stories and their standards. Our business is foundational technology. These leaders are the foundation we build on.
Chief Executive Officer
Since joining Arm as one of its first employees, Simon has driven technical and business innovations to help transform the company into the leading architect of the most pervasive compute technology the world has ever seen.
Simon led the development of early ground-breaking Arm processors – the Arm7 and Arm9 – powering the world’s first digital mobile phones. He played a key role in developing industry standards, and his engineering work led to him being granted several embedded-systems patents. He became vice president of engineering in 2001, and before being named as Arm CEO in July 2013, he held several other strategy positions including global head of sales. He was personally responsible for expanding the company’s U.S. business and strengthening its leadership and relationships in California’s Silicon Valley, where he still lives with his family.
Simon helped steer the company through the 2016 acquisition by SoftBank. He is active with multiple international industry associations, chairing the board of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance) Governing Council, as well as serving on the board of the UK’s Techworks. Simon is also a non-executive director of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Simon earned his BEng in electronic engineering from the University of Sussex and an MSc in computer science from the University of Manchester. In recognition of his extraordinary lifetime accomplishments and his impact to the global tech industry, Simon was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Sussex.
President, IP Products Group (IPG)
Rene Haas is the president of Arm’s IP Products Group (IPG) and a member of the Arm Executive Committee. Rene took over management of IPG in January 2017 and is responsible for all IPG activities including product development, engineering, sales, marketing, and commercial operations. Rene also sits on the board of Arm China.
Rene was previously Arm’s chief commercial officer in charge of global sales and marketing, a position he held since October 2015. Prior to that he served as the vice president of strategic alliances.
Before joining Arm, Rene held several applications management, applications engineering and product engineering roles, including seven years at NVIDIA as vice president and general manager of its computing products business.
Rene serves on the boards of Computacenter and Mythic and is based in Silicon Valley, U.S., but spends significant time in the major technology centers of Europe and APAC.
Dipesh Patel, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Dipesh leads Arm's Research and the Digital IT teams. He joined Arm in 1997 and previously served as President of Arm’s Internet of Things Services Group, responsible for building a new software and services business. Dipesh has held multiple leadership positions, including EVP of Technical Operations, responsible for Arm’s IP development infrastructure, general manager of the physical design group and other technical management positions in engineering and research. He has a First Class Honors degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a PhD from Loughborough University in the UK.
Inder M. Singh
Chief Financial Officer
Inder M. Singh is Executive Vice President and CFO of Arm and leads the global finance organization as well as corporate IT operations and enterprise security teams. He joins Arm after having served as CFO for Unisys Corp., helping to accelerate organic growth and profitability, while also leading strategy and M&A functions.
Inder has held senior financial leadership roles at top Fortune 50 companies, including Cisco Systems, Comcast and AT&T and brings key experience in M&A, IPOs, driving internal innovation strategies and external investment portfolio management.
Inder serves on the Supervisory Committee of the Board of Directors at Affinity FCU, a US financial services firm. He also advises start-ups as a member of Columbia University’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. He has also served as an advisor on national security and critical infrastructure matters.
EVP and General Counsel
Carolyn Herzog is EVP and General Counsel at Arm. Carolyn joins Arm from Symantec where she served as the Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel responsible for the Office of Ethics and Compliance, the Privacy Program Office, Litigation, Employment, Product Legal, Global Enterprise Go-to-Market, Americas Sales and Services and License Compliance.
Previously, Carolyn was the Vice President, Head of Legal and Public Affairs for Symantec’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, based in the UK. Carolyn has served on the European Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel as well as the Board for the National Cyber Security Alliance, and prior to moving to the technology sector, Carolyn worked in the international development arena, both in the non-profit sector and with The World Bank in Washington, DC.
Chief People Officer
Kirsty joined Arm in 2002 and has held various leadership roles in the People Team including Executive Remuneration, Rewards, Organizational Effectiveness, People Services and Systems. She is known for her achievements on developing programs that deliver high performance, high engagement and progressive organizations. At Arm she is focused on creating a workplace where people love to collaborate, growth is encouraged and innovation flourishes, all done in Arm’s own unique way. Prior to Arm, Kirsty was HR Director for a start-up company, GF-X, and started her HR career at Accenture.
Chief Strategy Officer
Jason Zajac joined Arm as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer in 2017. He is responsible for corporate strategy, M&A and investments, and new business incubation.
Prior to joining Arm, Jason was most recently EVP of Strategy at NBCUniversal. Jason was previously a Partner and Managing Director for the Boston Consulting Group, in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice, and he has held multiple senior management roles at leading technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo!, and Palm.