Invitation “The leading role of ASML in the semiconductor market”
Dr. Antonio Mesquida Küsters in online TMT Club event
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 | 20:00 – 21:15 CET
“Semiconductor” has been a trending word on news taglines since recently as the industry becomes increasingly critical to our global economy. Today, we are facing a severe semiconductor shortage in a.o. automotive, production of medical and home appliances and all types of products. Everyone of us is relevant to semiconductors as we are using them in our smartphones, having meetings on Zoom, and watching Netflix at home everyday. In this dynamic industry where lots of innovations are happening, founded in 1984, ASML has grown 14x to a $270B company within the past decade, ranked the 31st largest public listed company worldwide in terms of Market Cap.
How is the future of the semiconductor industry and why ASML is so relevant for this industry? Dr. Antonio Mesquida Küsters will share some of his stories and viewpoints with INSEAD alumni and will take questions from participants. The session will be held in the English language.
About Antonio Mesquida Küsters
Antonio (Toni) Mesquida Küsters holds both Spanish and German nationalities and earned his master degree in Electrical Engineering (1990) as well as a PhD-degree in Semiconductor Science (1994) from the RWTH Aachen in Germany. Toni has attended several INSEAD Executive Programs over the past 14 years.
Between 1995 and 2001, he held various management positions at Siemens AG (later Infineon Technologies AG) in Munich in the areas of IC development, technology transfer, product marketing and corporate venturing. As one of the founding members of Infineon Ventures, he served on the supervisory board of various high-tech start-ups around the world. Between 2002 and 2006, he held the position of Head of Corporate Strategy at the German MOCVD equipment provider AIXTRON SE.
In 2006, he joined ASML in Veldhoven as Director of Market Intelligence, where he significantly contributed to the management directions and priorities of the Dutch company. Between 2011 and 2014, he served as Sourcing Director as well as Managing Director of the ASML German Operations in Alsdorf (former Ushio / Xtreme Technologies), in the area of EUV DPP Sources. Since the beginning of 2015, Toni has been in charge of product marketing & business development for all TWINSCAN dry lithography products with yearly sales in excess of 1.5 Bln.€.
About Ries Bode (AMP’97)
Ries Bode is Non-Executive Director since 2009 and has a background as Managing Director of an ISP, programme director and interim executive in IT and Telecommunications. He completed a wide range of (interim) assignments for a number of private companies and semi-public organisations, a.o. building the telecommunications network for the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Dutch government geo-information platform PDOK.nl. Within the Portbase Board of Directors Bode chaired the Technical Committee. Next to his duties as Non-Executive for several organisations, Bode lectures on supervision of IT and Digital in the Board of Directors for TIAS Business School, Nyenrode Business University, NCD Governance Academy and Dutch National Registry of Supervisory Board members. Governing Digital Transformations is a key element in his current activities.
About Walter Qian (MBA’15D)
Walter has been working in the Strategy & President Office of ASML since 2018. Before joining ASML, he used to work for Samsung in Korea and Huawei in Western Europe. Walter is passionate about innovative technology products that can make a global impact. He is determined to be a positive change agent with a deep understanding between the East and the West.