Last year I was privileged to join Imagination as its chief executive officer and was delighted to join a company that has not only a distinguished history, but also incredible potential. With over 25 years of experience in designing and licensing market-leading IP processor solutions, we are today found in over 30% of the world’s mobile phones and, in total, over 11bn devices globally. Imagination is widely acknowledged as a company that creates innovative, high-quality technologies that solve complex problems for its customers. Across compute, graphics, and AI, it is razor-focused on delivering IP that provides high-performance and low power consumption in the smallest silicon area, thus empowering its partners to succeed, be it in mobile, consumer, automotive or other markets.
Simon Beresford-Wylie is CEO of Imagination. He was previously Chief Executive of Arqiva, a UK leader in the provision of communications, broadcast and media services. Prior to Arqiva he was Global Executive Advisor and Executive Vice President to the Networks Business Unit of Samsung Electronics. Simon has also been founding CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks, and a member of the Group Executive Board of Nokia Corporation (2005 – 2009). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Vitec Group (2006 – 2013). During his five-year tenure as CEO of Arqiva, Simon significantly improved the Company’s financial performance, employee engagement and customer satisfaction. He departed in July 2020 having completed the sale of Arqiva’s telecoms division for £2bn.