Reinhard Ploss is CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, a world leader in semiconductor solutions that enable smart mobility, efficient energy management and the secure capture and transfer of data. Ploss began his career at Infineon in 1986 (Siemens AG until 1999) and has been a member of the Management Board since 2007.
In addition to his role with Infineon, Ploss is involved in various functions promoting Germany’s technological competitiveness. He is member of the Steering Committee at the Innovation Dialogue, which supports the federal government as an independent council of experts on all aspects of innovation and innovation policy. At acatech, the German Academy of Science and Engineering, he serves as Vice President of the Executive Board. Ploss is Chairman of the "Working Group Silicon Germany", in which representatives from industry, science, politics and administration work together to ensure Germany's long-term competitiveness with market-leading semiconductor products. Ploss is particularly committed to strengthening EU-wide cooperation on key enabling technologies. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of the European nanotechnology association AENEAS.
Reinhard Ploss was born on 8 December 1955 in Bamberg. He studied process engineering at the Technical University of Munich and received his doctorate in 1990.