Jean-Michel Richard

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE

Personal information

Year of birth1963
First order2020, Chairman of the Supervisory Board since December 1, 2020
Ordered until:2025

Current Position

Founder and Independent Senior Advisor at Fisadis Consulting Ltd, London, UK (not listed on the stock exchange) 

Member of committees of the Supervisory Board 

  • Audit, Risk & ESG Committee 

  • Nomination & Remuneration Committee 

Professional career

Since Dec 1, 2020Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE
Since Nov 25, 2020Member of the Supervisory Board of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE
Since 2022Advisor (non remunerated – pro bono) at UC Berkerley SkyDeck (Europe) programme 
Since 2016Founder and Independent Senior Advisor at Fisadis Consulting Ltd, London, UK 
Since 2020Finance Value-Add Advisor, Vitruvian Partners Ltd, London, UK
Since 2020Non-executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee, Halcyon TopCo Ltd, Burton Upon Trent, UK
2019 – 2020Non-executive Director and Chairman of Audit & Governance Committee, Ebury Partners UK Ltd, London, UK
2016 – 2020Independent Senior Advisor and Member, Qualtera, Montpellier, France 
2006 – 2015 Chief Financial Officer und Senior Vice President Finance, Dialog Semiconductor Plc, London, UK 
1998 – 2006ON SEMICONDUCTOR, Phoenix, AZ USA 
2005 – 2006Finance Director for Global Manufacturing and Technology, ON SEMICONDUCTOR, Phoenix, AZ USA 
2000 – 2004Senior Finance Controller for Semiconductor Manufacturing, ON SEMICONDUCTOR, Phoenix, AZ USA
1993 – 2000Motorola Inc. Semiconductor Group
1998 – 2000Division Controller Bipolar Discretes, Motorola Inc. Semiconductor Group, Phoenix AZ USA 
1995 – 1997Finance Site Manager, Motorola Semiconductor S.R.O., Roznov, Czech 
1993 – 1995Cost Accounting Manager, Motorola Semiconductor SA, Toulouse, France 
1988 – 1993Motorola Inc, Corporate 
1989 – 1993Assistant European Treasurer, Motorola Inc, Corporate, London, UK 
1988 – 1989Treasury Analyst, Motorola Inc, Corporate, Geneva & London, UK


2003Thunderbird School of Global Management – Global Leadership Certificate Program certificate 
1988Studies of Commercial and Industrial Science, Geneva University, Faculty of Economics, Switzerland, Degree: B.Sc, Major in Business Management 
1981Geneva Commercial School, Switzerland, Degree: Swiss Federal Diploma of Accounting

Special qualifications as part of the skills profile or skills matrix 

  • Electronics market/semiconductor market knowledge 
    More than 25 years of experience in various industries relevant to LPKF such as the high-tech and semiconductor sectors (Motorola, ON Semiconductor, Dialog Semiconductor Plc) 

  • Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)  
    Has experience and extensive expertise in the field of sustainability reporting and its audit and assurance services (Dialog Seminconductor Plc) 

  • Legal, Corporate Goverenance & Compliance 
    Extensive knowledge of public relations, investor relations as well as law, Corporate Governance and Compliance (Dialog Semiconductor Plc, On Semi, Motorola) 

  • Business Administration, Financing & Investment 
    More than 30 year’s experience in Finance, Broad professional background, experience in the commercial sector and proven expert in growth strategies, investment and M&A (Dialog Semiconductor Plc, On Semi, Motorola) 

  • Accounting expert and Audit expertise 
    Expertise in the area of accounting and the audit of annual financial statements as defined in Section 100 para. 5 AktG as Chairman of the Audit Committee of other international companies (CFO of Dialog Semiconductor Plc, On Semiconductor and Motorola) 

Membership of other statutory supervisory boards 


Membership of comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises 

Chairman of the Audit Commitee at Halcyon TopCo Ltd, Burton Upon Trent UK (not listed on the stock exchange) 

Significant activities in addition to the aforementioned mandates and the Supervisory Board mandate 



Status: February 2024 


LPKF Laser & Electronics SE 
LPKF Laser & Electronics SE
Osteriede 7
D-30827 Garbsen
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