Board

Home / Organization / Board
The Board is the principal decision making body and focuses on ensuring the organization is moving toward its strategic mission through a combination of industry positioning, key partnerships, membership, and funding.

To maintain separation between long term objectives and nearer term development roadmaps, the Board looks to the management team and the Technical Steering Committee to apply development resources to projects based on the needs of members. The Board is made up of appointed individuals from each Core Member, a Club director representing the interests of all Club members and the CEO. The Board meeting minutes are available to download here. More details can be found in the Foundation’s Articles of Association and Rules of Membership.

Ian Drew / ARM

Ian Drew was appointed as EVP Strategy in August 2011, having previously been EVP – Marketing since July 2008. He joined ARM in July 2005 as VP Segment Marketing. Prior to this, he worked at Intel Corporation for 14 years in various senior management roles around the world including Asia, Europe and the US, latterly as GM of the Russia/CIS office based in Moscow. He was involved in the initial proposal for the creation of Linaro and joined Linaro’s board of directors in April 2012.

George Grey / Linaro

George has led software and hardware technology companies for over 25 years, gaining wide ranging expertise in business strategy, product development, sales and marketing. Early in his career he spent 12 years as founder and then CEO of Tadpole Technology plc, a developer of advanced mobile workstations. More recently at SavaJe, a pioneer of Smartphone operating systems, he developed a deep understanding of advanced software technologies, and worked with partners and customers across the entire mobile industry. George has built a reputation for leading and growing technology companies, and brings to Linaro extensive experience in creating innovative products and solutions for global markets.

Peixin Hou / Huawei Technology

Peixin Hou is in charge of the Mobile Software Division in Huawei Technology. He has more than 15 years experience in the mobile industry and has undertaken various management roles in business, engineering and technical planning. Through his careers in STMicroelectronics, ARM, Vimicro and Huawei, Peixin developed a deep understanding on embedded software, open source management and mobile ecosystem. He is also very experienced in working and collaborating with various partners for different business models. Peixin held a Bachelor degree from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China and was awarded Ph.D in the field of electronic engineering from University of Surrey, UK.