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 Executive 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. More details can be found in the Company’s Articles of Association and Rules of Membership.
Guy Berruyer / Linaro Chairman
Guy assumed the post of Chairman at the Linaro Board meeting held on Thursday 8 October 2015. Guy is a non-executive director of Meggitt plc since October 2012. Guy retired from Sage in November 2014 after 4 years as group CEO. He joined Sage in 1997 to run its French operation. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2000 as CEO for its Mainland Europe business and in 2005 also took charge of its Asian operations. Guy succeeded Paul Walker as Group Chief Executive in October 2010.
Prior to joining Sage he was Country Manager and then European Managing Director for Intuit, the US software company. Previously he worked at the French hardware company Groupe Bull where he was a Director of Marketing and Claris as Southern European General Manager. Guy has an MBA from Harvard University and an Engineering degree from “Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne” (Switzerland).
Li Gong / Chief Executive Officer
Li Gong is a globally experienced technologist and executive, with deep background in computer science, research and product development, and open source technologies. He has worked in senior leadership roles extensively in the US and in Asia, having served as President and COO at Mozilla Corporation, General Manager at Microsoft, as well as Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems and Distinguished Scientist at SRI International. He graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and received a PhD from University of Cambridge. In 1994 he received the Leonard G. Abraham Prize given by the IEEE Communications Society for “the most significant contribution to technical literature in the field of interest of the IEEE.”
Mark Hambleton / Non-executive Director for Arm
Mark Hambleton is vice president of Open Source Software at ARM. Mark joined ARM in 2014 and took over leading the open source software group soon after. Within this role, Mark leads the system software teams chartered with driving Arm’s leadership in open source and has been responsible for the software engineering relationship with Linaro. Prior to joining Arm, Mark was a member of the Linaro TSC representing Broadcom and prior to Broadcom was the Head of Core Systems and a Distinguished Architect at Nokia in their Smart Devices group.
Mark has been working with open source technologies for approaching 20 years and in the Arm ecosystem for more than 10, and involved with Linaro at various levels for over 5 years.
Jon Humphreys / Director of Linux Core Product Development at Texas Instruments
Jon Humphreys is the director of Linux Core Product Development at Texas Instruments. He has over 25 years of experience in embedded software development, including tool chain and embedded OSes. He has worked with Linaro on TI’s behalf since 2015. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Houston.
Robert Booth / Linaro Chief Operating Officer
Rob brings a wealth of operational, commercial and financial experience gained in the Technology and Life Science sectors, in the UK and internationally, in environments characterized by rapid growth and change. He has a healthy combination of blue-chip multinational discipline, from holding senior positions in SmithKline, General Electric and Pharmacia, tempered by entrepreneurial flexibility and resourcefulness gained as CEO and CFO of several Cambridge UK start-ups, including as a founder of Synomics a Bioinformatics software engineering company. Rob is passionate about helping build companies and generating maximum value for all stakeholders.