Western Digital announced that Dr. Thomas (Tom) Caulfield and Miyuki Suzuki have been appointed to its board of directors effective July 6, 2021. Caulfield is currently the CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Suzuki, and is a Japan-based Fortune 100 business leader.
"Both Tom and Miyuki have strong track records of professional success and deep subject-matter expertise that will add valuable perspective to Western Digital. They will each play an influential role as members of our board and I look forward to working together," said Matthew E. Massengill, chairman, Western Digital
With over 30 years of semiconductor industry experience, Caulfield's extensive career spans roles in engineering, management and global operations. Prior to being named CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES in 2018, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company's 300 mm semiconductor wafer manufacturing facility (Fab 8). Prior to that, Caulfield held senior executive positions at several leading technology companies including IBM and Novellus Systems, Inc.
Currently serving as a Director on the boards of MetLife Japan and Jera, Japan's largest power generation company, Suzuki has over 35 years of leadership experience in the technology, telecommunications and airlines industries. Most recently, she was President of Asia Pacific, Japan and China at Cisco. Prior to that, she also has held senior leadership roles at Jetstar Airways, LexisNexis, Japan Telecom and Thomson Reuters Corporation. Suzuki holds a master of arts degree in History from the University of Oxford.
With these appointments, Western Digital's board is comprised of ten directors, nine of whom are external and independent and five of whom are women.