Cristiano Amon promoted to president of Qualcomm

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Cristiano Amon, executive vice president, Qualcomm, and president of QCT, has been promoted to president of Qualcomm. In his new role, Mr. Amon will formulate and drive key strategies for growing the company in both Qualcomm’s core businesses, as well as new business opportunities, said the company in a statement. Mr. Amon will also continue to lead the QCT business, reporting to Steve Mollenkopf, chief executive of Qualcomm.

Mr. Amon joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer, and has subsequently held numerous business and technical leadership roles. For the past five years, he has been responsible for Qualcomm’s semiconductor business, first as co-president of QCT and a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee and then as president of QCT for the past two years.

Prior to Qualcomm, Mr. Amon served as the chief technical officer of Vésper, a wireless operator in Brazil and held positions at NEC, Ericsson and Velocom. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

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