Sanjay Jha

Sanjay’s passion for innovation and entrepreneurship is the common theme throughout his career. His broad-based technology and executive experience coupled with his tenure as corporate venture lead, as well as his angel investing activity, make him uniquely qualified to work with technical founding teams.

Most recently, Sanjay was Chief Executive Officer of GlobalFoundries Inc. the world’s second largest semiconductor foundry business.
Prior to joining GlobalFoundries, Sanjay was Chief Executive Officer for the Motorola Mobile Devices business, a role he held until the company’s acquisition by Google. Before joining Motorola, Sanjay was Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. As COO, he oversaw Corporate Research & Development and Qualcomm Flarion Technologies, in addition to his role as president of QCT, the chipset and software division of Qualcomm.

Sanjay began his career at Qualcomm in 1994 as a senior engineer with the very-large-scale integration group working on the Globalstar satellite phone and the first 13k vocoder application-specific integrated circuit, which was integrated into Qualcomm’s MSM2200 chipset. He was promoted to vice-president of engineering where he was responsible for leading the integrated-circuit engineering group. He led and oversaw the development of five generations of modem and cell site chipsets, both digital baseband and RF (radio frequency), and system software.
In 2002, Sanjay led the formation of Qualcomm Technologies & Ventures, where he managed both the technology investment portfolio and the new technology group as senior vice-president and general manager.

Sanjay was a member of the the board of directors for the Semiconductor Industry Association and also served as vice-chairman of the Global Semiconductor Alliance. Additionally, he is a member of the board of trustees of UC San Diego and the Salk Institute.
Sanjay holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Strathclyde.