Carlo Ferro is Executive Vice President, Finance, Legal, Infrastructure and Services, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of STMicroelectronics and has held the CFO position since May 2003, with temporary suspension during his tenure at ST-Ericsson, where he first served as Chief Operating Officer (February 2012 – March 2013) and then was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2013 to lead the re-organization to split up the joint-venture business and resources to the two shareholders and wind down the JV. In August 2013, his overall responsibilities at ST encompass, in addition to Finance and Control, Central Operational Planning, Global Procurement, Legal, Intellectual Property, Compliance, Information and Communication Technology, Investor Relations, and Public Affairs in Italy. Ferro is a member of ST's Corporate Strategic Committee. He also maintains the role of President and CEO of ST-Ericsson.
From 1992 to 1996, Ferro gained extensive experience in Planning and Control, Corporate Finance and M&A at Finmeccanica, the leading Italian high-tech engineering and manufacturing group and a former shareholder of STMicroelectronics. Over the next three years he held executive positions for Elsag Bailey Process Automation NV, a global leader in process control listed at NYSE, first as Vice President for Strategic Planning, and later as Vice President for Planning and Control and Principal Financial Officer. In 1999, Ferro joined ST as Group Vice President Corporate Finance, overseeing finance and accounting for all the Company's worldwide affiliates, tax planning, internal control, internal audit, and finance for M&A. In 2002, he became Deputy CFO, and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2003.
Ferro sits on the Board of Directors of STS, the Company's manufacturing joint venture in China, and holds board memberships at ST's affiliates in France and Italy. He served as Chairman of Incard and sole Managing Director of ST Service Srl.
Carlo Ferro, a Swiss and Italian citizen, was born in Savona, Italy, in 1961 and graduated in Business and Economics from the LUISS Guido Carli University in
Rome, where he served as a professor of Planning and Control until 1996 and as an associate professor of Finance from 2008 through 2011. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Italy.