Senior Independent Director
In addition to his role on the Board, Andrew Gilbert acts as the non-executive chairman of Wirepas Oy and as a director of Gildrew Limited. Prior to this, Andrew served as executive vice president of European Innovation Development of Qualcomm Europe, Inc., leading Qualcomm’s activity in wireless power including WiPowerTM handset charging technology and Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging technology. He acted as the executive adviser to Qualcomm until 2013. He also served as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.
Andrew joined Qualcomm in 2006 as president of Qualcomm Europe, Inc. where he provided strategic direction and oversight of all Qualcomm’s business development and operational activity in Europe, and served in various roles including president of MediaFLO Technologies and president of Qualcomm Internet Services.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Andrew served as vice president and general manager of Flarion Technologies’ European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) regions, responsible for EMEA strategy and operations. His leadership contributions guided Flarion’s European business through technical and commercial validation with global operators such as T-Mobile and Vodafone, and ultimately to multiple deployments of FLASH-OFDM with T-Mobile in Slovakia and Germany, and with Digita in Finland. He has also worked for many leading global technology companies including Motorola and Racal.