Andrew Gilbert recently formed Gildrew Limited to offer advisory services to industry. He acts as an executive advisor to Qualcomm and serves as a non-executive director for Drayson Technologies Limited.
Previously he served as executive vice president, European Innovation Development of Qualcomm Europe, Inc. Leading Qualcomm’s activity in wireless power including WiPowerTM handset charging technology and Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging technology. He also served as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.
Gilbert joined Qualcomm in 2006 as president of Qualcomm Europe where he provided strategic direction and oversight of all Qualcomm business development and operational activity in Europe and served in many roles including president of MediaFLO Technologies and president of Qualcomm Internet Services.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Gilbert served as vice president and general manager of Flarion Technologies’ European, Middle Eastern and African regions (EMEA), responsible for EMEA strategy and operations. His leadership contributions guided Flarion’s European business through technical and commercial validation with global operators such as T-Mobile and Vodafone, and ultimately to multiple commercial deployments of FLASH-OFDM with T-Mobile in Slovakia and Germany, and with Digita in Finland. He has also worked for many leading global technology companies including Motorola and Racal.