Christophe Fouquet new CEO of ASML

Christophe Fouquet new CEO of ASML

30-11-2023 ASML has announced its intention to appoint Christophe Fouquet as CEO on April 24. Co-presidents Peter Wennink and Martin van den Brink will retire.

Christophe Fouquet is currently ASML’s Chief Business Officer and member of the Board of Management. During the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 24, 2024, the Supervisory Board intends to appoint him as President and CEO, with Co-Presidents Peter Wennink and Martin van den Brink retiring upon completion of their current appointment terms.

Before starting his career at ASML, Fouquet served as the Marketing Director at the U.S. chip industry supplier KLA Tencor for 5 years. Prior to that, he worked as a Global Product Manager at Applied Materials.

"The Supervisory Board, together with the management team, has gone through a comprehensive succession planning process. With Christophe, we have identified a very experienced leader with deep understanding of ASML’s technology and the semiconductor industry ecosystem – acquired through different roles at ASML and other companies – and the right leadership qualities and culture fit. We are grateful and full of admiration for the immense contributions that Peter and Martin have made over decades, helping to shape ASML into the successful company that it is today. Peter and Martin have been preparing ASML for the future, and we know they will be fully engaged in securing a smooth transition for the company and all of ASML’s stakeholders," said Nils Andersen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ASML.

Christophe Fouquet is excited about his appointment as CEO: " ASML has built a strong and unique position in the semiconductor market over the years under the leadership of Peter and Martin. We have a clear strategy and a great team, and I look forward to building on this solid foundation in the coming years. I know I can count on more than 42,500 colleagues all around the world to continue to closely collaborate to further develop our technology, serve our customers and continue to create value for all our stakeholders."

During said AGM, the Supervisory Board also intends to appoint Jim Koonmen as Chief Customer Officer, a new position in the Board of Management. Koonmen has held various roles within ASML since 2007, following the acquisition of supplier Brion.