Executive Biography of Steven M. Mollenkopf, Chair of the Board

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Steven M. Mollenkopf
Former CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated

Boeing director since:  2020; Independent Chair of the Board (2024-present)

Professional highlights:

  • Special Advisor, Consello Group (2022-present)
  • Special Advisor, Qualcomm Incorporated (2021-2022)
  • CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated (2014-2021)
  • CEO-elect and President, Qualcomm Incorporated (2013-2014)
  • President and COO, Qualcomm Incorporated (2011-2013)

Independent: Yes

Other current public company directorships:

  • Dell Technologies Inc.

Mr. Mollenkopf’s experience as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm, an engineering-driven, high-technology manufacturing company, enables him to bring critical insights to the Board in areas such as engineering leadership, risk management, leading a complex business with a global reach and oversight of large-scale efforts to develop and test new technologies. A long-time engineer who started with Qualcomm over 25 years ago, Mr. Mollenkopf also possesses expertise and direct leadership experience in precision engineering, project management, manufacturing, quality control and designing testing regimes for complex systems. Mr. Mollenkopf is a published IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) author and an inventor on 38 patents. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. As a result of his complex manufacturing expertise, his engineering background and his record of independent leadership at Boeing, on March 24, 2024, the Board elected Mr. Mollenkopf to serve as independent Chair of the Board.

Mr. Mollenkopf is Chair of the Board and a member of the Compensation Committee, the Governance & Public Policy Committee, and the Special Programs Committee.