Infineon Appoints Jochen Hanebeck As CEO, To Succeed Dr Reinhard Ploss In April


Jochen Hanebeck has been a member of the Management Board and Chief  Operations Officer since 2016

Chipmaker Infineon said its Chief Executive Reinhard Ploss would be replaced by Chief Operations Officer Jochen Hanebeck in April next year.

As per the company, this was decided by the Supervisory Board. Hanebeck was reappointed for five years, his contract runs until 31 March 2027. He has been a member of the  Management Board and Chief Operations Officer since 2016. He succeeds Dr  Reinhard Ploss, who has led the company as CEO since 2012. 

Dr Reinhard Ploss has been a member of Infineon’s Management  Board since 2007 and Chairman since 2012. The strategic approach “Product to  System” was established in the company under his leadership. In addition, the portfolio was expanded and completed through the successful acquisitions of  International Rectifier and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Dr Ploss began his career with the company in 1986 as a process engineer, said the company in an official statement.

CEO Dr Reinhard Ploss said about the appointment, “With Jochen Hanebeck, the Supervisory Board has made a very good choice for the future leadership of Infineon. I have known  Jochen Hanebeck for many years as a competent and reliable colleague. He is  very familiar with our industry and its challenges, and I am proud that Infineon’s  course will continue to be determined by a member of today’s management team  in the years to come.” 

“We are delighted to present Jochen Hanebeck, an outstanding expert of both the semiconductor industry and, of course, Infineon, for the position of Chief Executive  Officer. The Supervisory Board, Dr Ploss and Mr Hanebeck will define the details 

of this change in the leadership of Infineon in the coming months,” said Dr  Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Infineon. 

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

“I’m very grateful for the trust of the Supervisory Board,” said Jochen Hanebeck.  “Together with the Management Board team and all employees, I want to seize the opportunities that continue to present themselves to Infineon in the future and make our customers successful in the marketplace. Our semiconductor solutions are central pillars for the major trends of electrification and digitalization of the world. It is an honour for me to take over an excellently positioned company from  Reinhard Ploss.”


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