Just before the end of 2017, Qualcomm announced that Cristiano Amon, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies and president of QCT, was promoted to president of Qualcomm Incorporated effective January 4, 2018.
In his new role, Amon will formulate and drive key strategies for growing the company in both Qualcomm’s core businesses, as well as new business opportunities. Amon will also continue to lead the QCT business, reporting to Steve Mollenkopf, Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm Incorporated.
“Cristiano’s unique mix of business, engineering and operational skills and experience make him ideally suited to continue driving Qualcomm’s technology and leadership positions across mobile, IoT, automotive, edge computing and networking – and lead the transition to 5G,” said Steve Mollenkopf, Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Under his leadership, Amon has positioned Qualcomm as the industry leader in mobile technology, successfully built the chipset strategy and business in China, drove growth in adjacent markets, and developed deep and strategic customer relationships critical to the Company’s long-term success. Amon has been managing QCT’s product roadmap since 2008 — a period of unprecedented growth and innovation for Qualcomm and the industry.
Amon joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer and has subsequently held numerous business and technical leadership roles. For the past five years, Amon 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, Amon served as the chief technical officer of Vésper, a wireless operator in Brazil and held positions at NEC, Ericsson and Velocom Inc. Amon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.