Rutger Wijburg is senior vice president and general manager of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 1 in Dresden, Germany. He is also responsible for the global Manufacturing Technology and Central Engineering organizations.
Prior to joining GF in 2011, Wijburg was senior vice president and operations manager front end at NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors) in the Netherlands. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s wafer fabs, led outsourcing and building strategic partnerships, and was in charge of real estate and facilities management. He previously held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and operations with Philips.
Wijburg has also held leadership positions with Mesa Research Institute in the Netherlands and CSEM SA in Switzerland.
He holds both a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente, the Netherlands.