Richard L. (Rick) Clemmer is a global technology CEO, most recently leading the turnaround of NXP Semiconductors as Chief Executive Officer and President, a position he held from 2009 to May 2020. He continues to serve NXP as Chairman of NXP NA and as a Strategic Advisor.
Prior to NXP, he was a senior advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Agere Systems Inc., an integrated circuits components company. Prior to joining Agere Systems, Mr. Clemmer held a number of executive leadership positions at Texas Instruments, Inc. and Quantum Corporation.
Mr. Clemmer currently serves on the boards of Aptiv PLC., HP Inc., Privafy (Co- Founder and Executive Chairman), and Axon Networks (Founder and Executive Chairman). Mr Clemmer previously served on the boards of NXP Semiconductors and NCR Corporation. He is also co-Chairman of First, the Robotics STEM educational non-profit activity, and serves on the Advisory board of the Texas Tech University Whitacre School of Engineering.
Mr. Clemmer holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and a master of business administration from Southern Methodist University.