Cristiano Amon is President and Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm Incorporated and also serves on the company's Board of Directors. Amon assumed the role of CEO on 30 June 2021.
Amon began his career at Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer and has helped shape the company's strategic direction during his tenure in various leadership roles. Prior to becoming CEO, Amon served as Qualcomm's president. In that role, he led the development of a leading and differentiated product roadmap, spearheaded Qualcomm's 5G strategy and its acceleration and global adoption. Further, he drove the expansion and diversification of the company to serve multiple industries simultaneously. He also oversaw the successful execution of mergers and acquisitions to expand Qualcomm's capabilities and accelerate growth in key areas such as RF front end, connectivity and networking.
Previously, Amon led Qualcomm's semiconductor business as president of QCT. He also held several technical and business leadership positions, including overall responsibility for Snapdragon® platforms.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Amon served as chief technical officer at Vésper, a mobile operator in Brazil, and held leadership positions at NEC, Ericsson and Velocom.
Amon holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and an honorary doctorate from UNICAMP - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. He is co-chair of the Internet of Things Council at the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.