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Organization

We are a global leader in a generation of pioneers. Our worldwide presence gives us vital local knowledge of our key markets. It also means we’re always close to our customers, enabling us to build the deep, collaborative partnerships that are essential for their success and ours.

Executive Committee

Thomas Seiler

Thomas Seiler

Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Seiler has served as a Member of the Board of Directors and as CEO since the incorporation of u‑blox Holding AG in 2007. He serves as CEO of u‑blox AG since 2002. In 2006 he was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of u‑blox AG. Thomas Seiler holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a MBA diploma from INSEAD, France. In 1987 he was appointed Member of the Executive Committee of Melcher Holding AG, Switzerland and CEO from 1991 to 1998. Thereafter, he served as CEO of Kistler Holding AG, Switzerland from 1999 to 2001. Thomas Seiler is a Member of the Board of Artum AG, Switzerland.
Andreas Thiel

Andreas Thiel

Head of Product Centers,
Co‑founder u‑blox AG
Andreas Thiel is Head of Product Centers at u‑blox AG, a role he took on in early 2019. From 1997 to 2012, he was Executive Vice President R&D Hardware of u‑blox AG, and from 2007 to 2012 he served as Executive Vice President (R&D Hardware) of u‑blox Holding AG. From 2012 to 2019, he acted as Executive Director Cellular Product Development. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from Aachen University (RWTH) in Germany. From 1994 to 1997 he was a research assistant and project manager at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). In 1997, he co‑founded u‑blox AG.
Jean-Pierre Wyss

Jean-Pierre Wyss

Head of Production and Logistics,
Co‑founder u‑blox AG
Since the incorporation of u‑blox Holding AG in 2007 Jean‑Pierre Wyss has served as a Member of the Board of Directors and, until 2011, as CFO. Since 1997, he has served as a Member of the Board of Directors, CFO (until 2011) and Head of Production and Logistics of u‑blox AG. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a Finance for Executives diploma from INSEAD in Singapore. From 1995 to 1997 he was a research assistant and project manager at ETH. In 1997, he co‑founded u‑blox AG. Jean‑Pierre Wyss is a Member of the Board of Ardo Medical AG, Switzerland.
Roland Jud

Roland Jud

Chief Financial Officer
Roland Jud has been appointed CFO of both u‑blox Holding AG and u‑blox AG in 2011. He holds a degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), a diploma as Swiss Certified Auditor (CPA) and a diploma as Certified IFRS/ IAS Accountant. From 1992 until 1999 he was auditor and consultant at KPMG. He served as Group Controller and Deputy CFO at Gurit‑Heberlein Holding AG, Switzerland from 1999 to 2008. Thereafter, he was Head of Accounting, Reporting and ICS at Ascom Holding AG, Switzerland until 2010. From 2010 until 2011 he held the position of CFO and Member of the Executive Committee at Nexgen AG, Switzerland. Roland Jud is a Member of the Advisory Board of c‑crowd AG, Zürich.
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Markus Schaefer

Executive Director Global Marketing & Sales
Markus Schaefer joined u‑blox as Member of the Executive Committee for Global Marketing and Sales in September, 2019 and is based in Thalwil, Switzerland. He holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany and an MBA in Leadership from Tiffin University, Ohio, USA. He worked at Infineon Technologies from 1995 to 2009 in Application Engineering, Marketing and Sales, mainly based in San Jose CA, USA. He served as Senior Director of Global Sales and Marketing at NXP for RF and Power Management from 2009 to 2014 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. From 2014 to 2019, Schaefer held the position Head of Sales EMEA and India at MACOM Technologies based in Duesseldorf, Germany. He is a citizen of Germany.

Board of Directors

Markus Borchert

Member of the Board
Mr. Borchert has more than 25 years of international experience in the telecommunications, IT and IT services industries. He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Presently he serves as CEO of Nokia Shanghai Bell and President of Nokia Greater China. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Borchert was leading the European operations of Nokia. Earlier leadership positions with Nokia and Siemens include roles in global sales, strategy, marketing, portfolio management, business unit management and key account management.
Mr. Borchert also serves as President of DIGITALEUROPE, Europe’s largest industry association for the digital sector, and as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board of several joint venture companies of Nokia. He is a citizen of Germany.

Annette Rinck

Member of the Board
Dr. Annette Rinck holds a PhD in Applied Economics and Communications Science from the University of Leipzig, a master’s degree in Communications Science from the Ludwig Maximilian’s University in Munich, Germany, and a diploma in medical technical science.
She is General Manager for the Saia Burgess Controls and CentraLine Building Management System brands of Honeywell, a Fortune 100 global industrial software company. Since 2014, she has held various positions at Honeywell, most recently in Process Solutions / Smart Energy and Automotive units.
From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Annette Rinck was EMEA Vice President Strategic Marketing & Key Account Management at Eaton Electrical Industries, and GM for the German subsidiary. From 1995 to 2011, she held management positions in sales, marketing and strategic planning at Caterpillar, DHL and BMW Group, and led significant turnaround and M&A programs.
Dr. Annette Rinck has held board positions in various leading industry associations focused on IoT / Industry 4.0. She is a citizen of Switzerland and Germany.
André Müller

André Müller

Chairman of the Board
Mr. André Müller holds a degree in engineering (ETH). André Müller was active as CEO of Cicorel SA (Switzerland) and member of the Cicor Technologies group committee from 2006 - 2009. From 1998 - 2007 he was CEO and as of 1999 chairman of the board of HCT Shaping Systems SA (Switzerland). From 1993 - 1996 he was Vice President and from 1996 - 1998 General Manager of ESEC SA (Switzerland). Prior to that, he held different positions in research and development divisions in the aerospace industry. Mr. André Müller is Member of the Board of Essemtec AG (Switzerland), DW Holding AG (Switzerland) and Bangerter Microtechnik AG (Switzerland).
Gina Domanig

Gina Domanig

Vice president of the Board
Ms. Gina Domanig holds a bachelor of science degree in Finance and Economics (Arizona State University) and two MBA degrees (Thunderbird School of Management, USA and ESADE, Spain). Gina Domanig is managing partner at Emerald Technology Ventures AG since 2000. From 1991 to 1999, she held various positions at Sulzer AG prior to becoming Senior Vice President, Head of strategic planning and acquisitions. She held different positions in the finance industry from 1988 to 1991. Ms. Domanig is citizen of Switzerland, USA and France. Ms. Domanig is member of the Board of Die Mobiliar Genossenschaft, Switzerland and Chairman of the Board of the Energy Venture Forum, Switzerland.

Ulrich Looser

Member of the Board
Mr. Looser has vast experience in private equity investments and consultancy. Prior to founding Berg Looser Rauber & Partners in 2009, he was managing director at Accenture from 2001 -2009, after a career at McKinsey & Company (1987 – 2001). Mr. Looser holds a master’s degree in physics from ETH Zurich and a master’s degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen. Mr. Looser is a board member of Kardex Group, Straumann Group as well as LEM, and is a member of various associations and foundations.
Thomas Seiler

Thomas Seiler

Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Seiler has served as a Member of the Board of Directors and as CEO since the incorporation of u‑blox Holding AG in 2007. He serves as CEO of u‑blox AG since 2002. In 2006 he was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of u‑blox AG. Thomas Seiler holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a MBA diploma from INSEAD, France. In 1987 he was appointed Member of the Executive Committee of Melcher Holding AG, Switzerland and CEO from 1991 to 1998. Thereafter, he served as CEO of Kistler Holding AG, Switzerland from 1999 to 2001. Thomas Seiler is a Member of the Board of Artum AG, Switzerland.
Jean-Pierre Wyss

Jean-Pierre Wyss

Head of Production and Logistics,
Co‑founder u‑blox AG
Since the incorporation of u‑blox Holding AG in 2007 Jean‑Pierre Wyss has served as a Member of the Board of Directors and, until 2011, as CFO. Since 1997, he has served as a Member of the Board of Directors, CFO (until 2011) and Head of Production and Logistics of u‑blox AG. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a Finance for Executives diploma from INSEAD in Singapore. From 1995 to 1997 he was a research assistant and project manager at ETH. In 1997, he co‑founded u‑blox AG. Jean‑Pierre Wyss is a Member of the Board of Ardo Medical AG, Switzerland.

People & Culture

Sylvia Lu

Sylvia Lu

Senior Engineer, Cellular Technology
"I joined u‑blox seven years ago. I feel excited to be part of this dynamic and diverse environment in which I can use my competencies and at the same time be challenged to create innovative solutions for the next generation wireless systems. Being able to play a part in developing technologies and standards that will ultimately end up in products and improve our lives and society makes my job exciting and fulfilling at the same time. I feel truly grateful to be surrounded by inspiring role models, some of which are incredible women working in tech and woman entrepreneurs. There is so much that still needs to be done to get more women into tech and STEM, and sometimes, just having a mentor to guide you and share their lessons can make all the difference!”

Christian Koehn

Manager Business Supporting IT Services
"I joined u‑blox in 2010 and I was impressed to which extent employees can “be” a company instead of just working for a company. Working at u‑blox became part of my life and goes far beyond a formal contractual relationship. Mutual trust lets you identify with company goals and enables you to fully focus on achieving them. Working within multicultural teams across regions all over the world is exciting and broadens one’s mind to find optimal solutions.
On top of that, the sustainability strategy of u‑blox ensures that not only employees and shareholders participate in the success of the company, but also investments in the environment and social projects are done."

Cairong Chen

Senior Module Quality and Reliability Engineer
“Working at u‑blox is exciting and rewarding. Here you are surrounded by highly competent, helpful and fun colleagues; here you get to know the hero behind the wireless technology embedded in our everyday life; and here you become passionate about how much our technology and products can make an impact. What is truly amazing is that at u‑blox quality is really part of our culture. It is a mentality built into processes at every step – from design, testing, and manufacturing to sales and service. This makes it a lot easier for me as a Quality engineer, as our quality organization always strives for continuous improvement and even better customer satisfaction. I also enjoy the open communication and trustful atmosphere at u‑blox, which really enables the seamless cooperation between different sites and functional organizations. Great teamwork, well‑structured work flows, positive work environment, clear goals, achievable targets, and happy people – u‑blox has it all. “
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Yassine Fkih

Associate Engineer Digital IC Development
“It is a real satisfaction for me to work at u‑blox not only at the technical level where I work with highly skilled colleagues in the field of the design of integrated circuits but also at the social level where the working environment is particularly great with friendly human relations.”

Chafik Driouichi

Senior Product Manager for V2X
“Embracing new thinking and being geared up for disruption and innovation through uncertainty is what comes to mind when describing u‑blox.
I joined u‑blox not long ago, and I feel truly privileged to be part of its multi‑cultural team.
Steve Jobs (Co‑founder and long‑standing CEO of Apple) used a ‘rock tumbler’ as a metaphor to describe a team working hard on something they are passionate about. Ideas are like rocks; when rubbing them against each other with a bit of friction and a bit of noise, the outcome is really beautiful, polished ideas. This is the privilege I experience being part of the u‑blox family.”

Urs Frischknecht

Senior Manager Finance
"It’s a particularly interesting experience to work at u‑blox because the company is growing significantly and constantly trying to improve itself. I have the freedom to make the necessary decisions to do my work properly. Colleagues outside my practice area with whom I have contact are generally cooperative. I can generally decide for myself the best way to get my work done."