Ronald Black

Ronald D. Black

Lead Director

Dr. Black has served as a member of the Board of Directors since July 2015.  From 2012 until June 2018, he was President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Rambus, Inc., a technology solutions company that captures, secures, and moves data. Its customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, and training improve the competitive advantage of its customers’ products while accelerating their time to market. Dr. Black was previously the Managing Director of R.D. for Black & Company, a consulting firm and was the Chief Executive Officer of MobiWire (formerly Sagem Wireless) a privately-held mobile handset company headquartered near Paris, France that offers products and services to original equipment manufacturers and mobile network operators in the mobile phone marketplace. Dr. Black has also served as executive vice president of the Client Systems Group at Agere Systems, a semiconductor company spun off from Lucent, and has held a number of senior executive roles at other semiconductor companies, including Motorola and IBM. 

Dr. Black holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master degree, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University.