Infineon Appoints Rutger Wijburg as New Chief Operating Officer

Infineon recently announced at its Annual General Meeting the decision of the Supervisory Board to appoint Rutger Wijburg as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. The appointment will be effective as of April 1, 2022. It is planned that Rutger Wijburg will join Infineon’s Management Board and will succeed Jochen Hanebeck as COO of the company, who will succeed Dr. Reinhard Ploss as CEO.

Infineon appoints Rutger Wijburg as new COO

Dr. Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Infineon, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Rutger Wijburg to Infineon’s Management Board. In his role as COO, Mr. Wijburg will bring valuable insights to the Board.”

Jochen Hanebeck, Infineon’s current COO, said, “Electrification and digitalization are key trends for the next decade. Mr. Rutger Wijburg is not only knowledgeable but also visionary and will be able to expand Infineon’s business in the coming years. I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Driven by structural growth, Infineon is preparing for continued investment to increase its own capacity and expand its partnerships so that it can provide its customers with the products they need, when they need them,” said Rutger Wijburg. The competitive advantages of Infineon’s products are high quality, innovation and cost effectiveness. My next priority is to continue our technology leadership and further extend Infineon’s competitive lead, while continuing to drive profitable growth.”

Mr. Wijburg joined Infineon in 2018 and successfully increased the capacity of the 300 mm thin wafer power semiconductor automation line during his tenure as General Manager of Infineon’s Dresden plant. After taking over the position as head of the Front Road plant at the beginning of 2021, Wijburg focused on expanding capacity for wideband semiconductors and helped establish the company’s concept of an integrated 300 mm thin wafer virtual fab (“One Virtual Fab”) cluster.Wijburg has Wijburg has over 30 years of experience in the international semiconductor industry.

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