ams expands Management Board with Mark Hamersma as Chief Business Development Officer

Premstaetten, Austria (15 December 2017) -- ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, announces that Mark Hamersma will join Alexander Everke, CEO, Michael Wachsler-Markowitsch, CFO, and Thomas Stockmeier, COO, on the Management Board of ams as Chief Business Development Officer (CBO) as of 1 January 2018.

Mark has 24 years of experience in the high-tech industry in various strategy and business development, M&A as well as general management roles. He has been Executive Vice President at ams for almost two years during which period he helped formulate ams’ sensor solutions strategy, closed ten M&A and partnership deals, and was general manager of ams’ Environmental & Audio Sensors division. Before ams, Mark was a Senior Vice President at NXP Semiconductors where over a period of 11 years he was responsible for Corporate Strategy, M&A, Strategic Marketing and Corporate Communications, and was General Manager of Emerging Businesses. Prior to that, Mark was a partner at McKinsey & Company focused on clients in the high-tech, telecoms and private equity sectors. Mark holds Master’s degrees in Physics from Leiden University and in Business Administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

Alexander Everke, CEO of ams, commented on the appointment: “We are excited to welcome Mark Hamersma to the Management Board of ams, given his track record of success in corporate and business development roles. Together, we will continue to expand our global leadership position in optical, imaging, environmental and audio sensor solutions.”