Saam Azar is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Legal Officer. He oversees all legal, compliance and government relations matters for GLOBALFOUNDRIES worldwide. Saam has been involved with GF since it was founded in 2009. In recent years, Saam has worked closely with the GF Legal Department as well as GF senior management on various strategic matters, including the IBM Microelectronics Division acquisition. He also served as GF Assistant General Counsel from 2014-2015.
Saam has served in various roles for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ shareholder, Mubadala Development Company PJSC, since 2006. As a Senior Member of the Legal & Compliance Unit, Saam worked across numerous sectors, including aerospace, semiconductors, healthcare, communications, hospitality and mining. Prior to Mubadala, Saam worked as a corporate associate at the leading international law firm of Cleary Gottlieb in New York, where he supported numerous corporate transactions with an emphasis on debt and equity capital markets.
Saam holds a JD from New York University School of Law and a BS in Engineering from Duke University.