GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, announced today the addition of William “Bill” Davidson, Jr. as senior vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO), strengthening the company’s leadership team. As the company’s first CAO, Davidson takes over global leadership of critical corporate functions supporting the company’s worldwide operations including Human Resources, IT, Corporate Marketing and Communications, Government Relations, and Risk Management, Sustainability and Real Estate.
“Bill is an accomplished industry executive who brings to GLOBALFOUNDRIES a strong track record of managerial success,” said Sanjay Jha, CEO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “His ability to develop and lead global teams across complex organizations will help drive our next phase of growth.”
Davidson joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES with more than 25 years of experience in leading technical sales, marketing and general management roles in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries. He most recently served in a dual role as senior vice president, strategy and operations and senior vice president, investor relations at Qualcomm Inc. In these roles, Davidson oversaw reporting and operations, executed on strategic global business initiatives, and served as the primary liaison with the investment community and Qualcomm shareholders. During his time at Qualcomm, Davidson also led global marketing and communications for more than six years.
Davidson also spent 13 years at Bell Atlantic where he gained substantial experience in the wireline business at New Jersey Bell, as well as serving as vice president of wireless data sales and marketing for Bell Atlantic Mobile. Davidson’s background also includes serving as vice president of commercial sales operations for GE Capital’s telecommunications financial services division.