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Steve Mollenkopf is a Senior Advisor at Consello. He is a proven leader and global executive. Steve is the former Chief Executive Officer and Director at Qualcomm where he spent most of his career and helped define and implement Qualcomm’s strategy and technologies. Steve helped lead the company through the transitions to 3G, 4G and 5G since the beginning of his career as an engineer more than 25 years ago.
Steve served as Chief Executive Officer from 2014 to 2021, Chief Executive Officer-elect and President from 2013 to 2014, and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011 to 2013. Steve joined Qualcomm in 1994 as an engineer and throughout his tenure at Qualcomm held several other technical and leadership roles.
Steve’s experience as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm, an engineering-driven, high-technology manufacturing company, enables him to bring critical insights in areas such as engineering leadership, risk management, leading a complex business with a global reach, and oversight of large-scale efforts to develop and test new technologies. A long-time engineer, he also possesses expertise and direct leadership experience in precision engineering, project management, manufacturing, quality control and designing testing regimes for complex systems. Steve is a published IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) author and an inventor on 38 patents in areas such as power estimation and measurement, multi-standard transmitters and wireless communication transceiver technology.
Steve currently serves as a Special Advisor to Qualcomm and on the Board of Directors of Boeing, and he previously served as a Director of General Electric Company from 2016 to 2018.
Steve holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.