Dr. Rutger Wijburg

Chief Operations Officer

Rutger Wijburg has been a member of the Management Board of Infineon Technologies AG and Chief Operations Officer since 2022 (appointed until 31 March 2026).

Rutger Wijburg was born in Nijmegen (Netherlands) in 1962. He studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of Twente, NL and received his PhD in 1990.

He started his career in 1990 at the University of Twente. Before joining Infineon in 2018, he held various leading positions at Philips, NXP and Globalfoundries.

Positions within the company

Since 2022

Member of the Management Board and Chief Operations Officer, responsible for Group Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Customs, Quality Management, Real Estate and Facility Management (Manufacturing Sites)

2021 Head of Frontend
2018 Managing Director Dresden


Further positions

2011-2018 Globalfoundries Inc., various management positions, lastly as Senior Vice President and General Manager Fab 1 / Fab 8 (Dresden / Malta, NY)  
2006-2011 NXP Semiconductors N.V., various management positions, lastly as Senior Vice President Operations Manager Front-End, WW Manager, Real Estate and Facilities; Plant Manager Nijmegen
1999-2006 Philips Semiconductors, various management positions, lastly as Vice President and General Manager Industrial Center Nijmegen
1996-1999 CSEM SA, Engineering Manager MEMS Fab
1992-1996 Philips Semiconductors, Engineering Manager MOS3
1990-1992 University of Twente, Manager IC Laboratory MESA


Membership of Supervisory Boards and governing bodies of domestic and foreign companies         

Member of the Supervisory Board

  • Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
  • SMART Photonics B.V., Netherlands