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Salim is an experienced executive with a strong understanding of the global electronics/semiconductor market and ecosystem, combined with a proven track record in P&L/operations management, development of new products and services, strategic marketing and business development. With strong technical knowledge of automotive electronics and Systems Engineering, Salim has a wide global network of industry contacts at all levels—both at the OEM and the suppliers. Adept at creating vision, developing strategies and executing effective action plans, Salim has a successful track record in taking on challenging problems and creating solutions. He has led design teams which created a range of products: silicon chips, automotive control units, software products, systems level design tools and IOT solutions. He is a respected professional with outstanding communication, negotiation and team-building skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships at the senior levels.
Salim is entrepreneurial and innovative, having started three new businesses at Freescale Semiconductors Inc. and is the holder/co-holder of several patents. In August 2009, he started his own consulting business and has spent the last five years working with technology startups in various fields: automotive diagnostics, massively paralleled image processing, MEMS packaging, Power Conversion, IOT, Big Data and factory automation. He is currently on the Business Advisory Board for several companies at the Mac-OU Incubator.
Salim is an active Charter Member of the Detroit TiE chapter, TiE Angels Group and volunteers his time coaching high school students participating in the TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE ) Program. He is an avid golfer and loves cooking.