Jan Johannessen

Advisor, Europe

Jan Johannessen has more than 30 years of executive experience in the technology industry, primarily in the semiconductor, software, emerging technologies and renewable energy sectors.

Jan has served as CEO and CFO of publicly listed companies in both the United States and Europe. He has been directly involved with a number of IPOs, M&As, Joint Ventures and customer & supplier partnerships around the world, and has led a number of successful restructurings and turnarounds.

Most recently Jan was the CEO of Conexant Systems where he was instrumental in transforming Conexant into a leader in voice-enabled devices and next-generation audio applications, which made possible the sale of the company to Synaptics.

He started his career as CFO of Lattice Semiconductor and later on moved to REC Silicon Inc. As its Group CFO. Jan has previously been a venture partner for Vertex Management (Singapore) and has served on a number of its technology portfolio boards across a diverse range of industries.

At the invitation of the Icelandic Government ,Jan has helped to held a successful workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland on how to develop a local "Silicon Valley" start-up environment.