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
Rene was appointed Chief Executive Officer and to the Arm Board in February 2022. Prior to being appointed CEO, Rene was President of Arm’s IP Products Group (IPG) from January 2017. Under his leadership, Rene transformed IPG to focus on key solutions for vertical markets with a more diversified product portfolio and increased investment in the Arm software ecosystem. In addition to his role as CEO, Rene also sits on the board of Arm China.
Rene joined Arm in October 2013 as Vice President of Strategic Alliances and two years later was appointed to the Executive Committee and named Arm’s Chief Commercial Officer in charge of global sales and marketing.
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. Prior to NVIDIA, Rene held executive roles at Scintera Networks and Tensilica.
Rene serves on the boards of Computacenter and Mythic and is based in Silicon Valley, U.S. He also spends significant time in the major technology centers of Europe and APAC.
Rene earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical and electronics engineering from Clarkson University and is a graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program.
Inder M. Singh
Executive Vice President and 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.
Chief People Officer
Kirsty joined Arm in 2002 and has held various leadership roles in the People group including executive remuneration, reward, organizational effectiveness, and people services and systems. She became Arm’s Chief People Officer in 2018. Her portfolio now extends to include people, workplace, and sustainability.
She is known for delivering a unique, progressive, and human working environment at Arm, ensuring that Arm’s Core Beliefs are at the heart of how it feels to work at Arm, allowing everyone to thrive and contribute to their full potential.
Prior to Arm, Kirsty was HR Director for a start-up company, GF-X, and started her HR career at Accenture.
Kirsty graduated from Cambridge University and is a board director of Cambridge Ahead.
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Spencer is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Arm and leads the global legal team. Spencer has more than 20 years of industry experience and has served as lead counsel on many of the highest-profile M&A and investment transactions in the technology sector.
Prior to joining Arm, Spencer was Managing Partner and General Counsel at SoftBank Investment Advisors (SBIA), the investment manager of the world’s largest technology-focused investment fund, SoftBank Vision Fund. Spencer had also served as a Partner in the investment team at SBIA. Prior to joining SBIA, Spencer practiced as a technology-focused M&A and investment lawyer in the London offices of White & Case and Allen & Overy (A&O). He also spent time on secondment from A&O to Fenwick & West in the San Francisco Bay Area. Spencer holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree with first class honors.
Tamika Curry Smith
Chief Diversity Officer
Tamika leads Arm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy, focusing on building high-performing teams, an inclusive environment, and DEI-enabled business results.
Tamika previously led DEI at Nike, Inc. Mercedes-Benz USA, Target Corporation, and Deloitte. She has also consulted with dozens of organizations to help advance DEI initiatives.
Tamika serves on the alumni board of governors at the Ross School of Business, as well as the advisory boards of SemperVirens Venture Capital, Fearless Fund, and Talenya, Ltd. She has a BBA from the Ross School of Business and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations
Drew oversees the company’s Physical Design and Developer Solutions groups, as well as corporate marketing. He is also responsible for delivering new strategic development initiatives that drive Arm’s growth.
Prior to joining Arm, Drew was CEO of Acetti Software, a cloud virtualization start-up. At SanDisk, Drew was the Senior Vice President responsible for $3B in revenues, providing data storage solutions to telecommunication, consumer electronic, automotive, and cloud companies. At NVIDIA, Drew was the General Manager for GeForce.
He has an MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of the Pacific. Drew is also an avid pilot and swimmer.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Partner Enablement
Will leads sales, field engineering, and partner enablement at Arm, helping some of the world’s most innovative organizations leverage the newest technologies that will ready themselves for the next wave of digital transformation. From IP to AI, Will’s unique insight has helped the world’s technology leaders transform their products and operations.
Will joined Arm in 2004 and has held a number of leadership roles, including General Manager of Arm’s Physical Design group. Before joining Arm, he worked in product management positions at Celoxica, Infineon Technologies, and Loughborough Sound Images. He holds a BEng from Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Automotive and IoT Line of Business
Dipti leads the organization responsible for delivering Arm-based solutions in the transformational opportunities of automotive and IoT.
Previously, Dipti served as Vice President and General Manager of the Product Management and Customer Enablement division in the IoT Group at Intel. Before that, Dipti held several leadership positions at Texas Instruments and led the creation of the company’s Sitara brand of Arm MPUs.
Dipti is on the Women’s Leadership Council for the Global Semiconductor Association. She holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M, an Executive MBA degree from the University of Texas, and is a graduate of the Executive Education programs at Stanford, Harvard, and Cambridge business schools.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Client Line of Business
Paul leads the client line of business at Arm. The client team defines the compute platform that shapes user experiences in the smartphone, AR/VR, DTV, gaming, and laptop/tablet markets.
Paul previously ran the security, IoT, and wireless businesses at Arm and has been involved in connected devices since the early days of Bluetooth, developing innovative products for consumer, medical, and industrial markets.
Prior to joining Arm, Paul led the low-power wireless division of CSR, a fabless semiconductor business (now part of Qualcomm). Paul started his career in engineering consultancy, working with leading global brands to develop innovative products and services. He holds an MEng from Durham University.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Infrastructure Line of Business
Chris leads Arm’s infrastructure line of business at Arm where he is responsible for the proliferation of the Arm Neoverse platform solutions which enable partners to achieve both performance and power efficiency from high-performance computing (HPC) and cloud to 5G, networking, and the computing edge.
Previously, Chris served as SVP of Devices Products at Western Digital and was responsible for product management and product marketing across the company’s $10B+ portfolio of hard drive and flash-based products for datacenter, client, mobile, automotive, and IoT.
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA degree from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Senior Vice President & Chief Architect and Fellow
Richard is responsible for the long-term evolution of the Arm architecture and has led its development for more than 20 years, beginning with Armv6. He is currently leading development on Armv9 to ensure its specialized processing will unlock new markets and opportunities across the full spectrum of compute.
In his early days at Arm, Richard worked on Arm720T, Arm940T, and Arm1136EJF-S. Prior to Arm, Richard worked for Analog Devices on fixed-function DSP, and at Inmos/ST on the Transputer.
Richard is an Arm fellow, has a BA in Electrical and Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and holds 107 patents in the field of microprocessors.
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Gary leads Arm’s central engineering team, which encompasses most of Arm’s engineering functions.
He joined Arm in 1998 as a CPU designer, eventually progressing to engineering leadership as Vice President of Engineering for Media and CPU. His passion for excellence enables Arm to deliver a continued increase in its cadence of products, on schedule with industry-leading quality and performance. Under his leadership, Arm’s engineering teams have doubled the number of products delivered in line with the growth of Arm and its expansion into new markets.
He started his career at Inmos working as a Design Engineer on analog and digital electronics. Gary holds a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.