Royal Society Fellowship for OM Warren East

May 19, 2017

OM and business leader, Warren East CBE, has been elected as Fellow of The Royal Society.

A pupil at Monmouth School between 1973 and 1980, Warren was appointed CEO at Rolls-Royce plc in June 2015 and is also a non-executive director of Dyson Limited.

He was previously a non-executive director at De La Rue plc, Micron Inc., BT plc, Rolls Royce plc, and the Digital Economy Catapult, a trustee of the IET, chair of ESCO (Electronic Systems Community Council), and an advisory board member for several VC firms and their investee business.

After 11 years at Texas Instruments he joined ARM in 1994, was appointed to the board in 2000, and was CEO from 2001 to 2013. Under Warren’s leadership, ARM matured into the world’s leading Semiconductor IP licensing company.

Warren is a Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the RAEng, a Distinguished Fellow of the BCS and a companion of the CMI. Warren has a degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, an MBA from Cranfield, and honorary doctorates from Cranfield and Newcastle Universities.

With his wife Amanda, he established The Relithan Charitable Trust, supporting, inter alia, science education.

He was made CBE in 2014 for services to Engineering and Technology.

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.