Dirk Braune

Dirk Braune
Associate

Switzerland

Languages
German, English, French, Dutch


People profiles

Dirk Braune



Professional Background

  • 5 years independent consultant for M&A and temporary management
  • 35 years in Semiconductors and Telecom, at Philips, NXP and ST-Ericsson. Last 10 years in M&A, carve-out, post-merger Integration and Strategy
  • Operations management at ST-Ericsson, development of sourcing organization
  • VP Strategy BU Wireless, NXP
  • VP and GM of Cordless & Corded Telephony at Philips Semiconductors/NXP
  • VP Marketing for Telecom Products Group at Philips Semiconductors
  • Director of Product Development at Faselec AG/Philips Semiconductors
  • Various management positions in Germany, the USA, France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland
  • Native German, fluent English, French and Dutch speaker

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • International post-merger integration (PMI), M&A projects
  • International management, cross-border management
  • Sectors: Semiconductors, Telecommunication, IT, Remote Metering
  • Strategy – portfolio management for wireless business, identifying target acquisitions
  • Due diligence and project management for divestments and acquisitions
  • Project management of complex PMI and carve-out projects
  • Transformation/Change Management/team building in corporate line management roles and as a management consultant

Project Highlights

  • NXP, preparation for acquisition by Qualcomm
  • Project management during NXP’s divestment of discrete semiconductor business, pre- and post-closing
  • Review and expertise of Landis+Gyr’s business conduct
  • NXP-Freescale merger, IT PMO
  • ST-Ericsson wind down and closure, early termination of contracts, sale of development and production equipment, divestment of GPS business and other activities
  • In- vs out-sourcing decision and build-up of ST-Ericsson’s Procurement activities
  • Integration of wireless businesses of ST-Micro, Ericsson and NXP to form ST-Ericsson JV
  • NXP acquisition of Glonav (targeting to PMI)
  • Divestment of NXP’s cordless solutions business
  • General management of Philips Semiconductors’ Cordless and Corded business
  • International management in marketing and development positions

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