His appointment is one of 50 new Royal Society Fellowships in 2017. Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, said: “Science is a great triumph of human achievement and has contributed hugely to the prosperity and health of our world. In the coming decades it will play an increasingly crucial role in tackling the great challenges of our time including food, energy, health and the environment. The new Fellows of the Royal Society have already contributed much to science and it gives me great pleasure to welcome them into our ranks.”
Warren East, CEO at Rolls-Royce plc since July 2015, is also a non-executive director of Dyson Limited. He was previously a non-executive director at De La Rue plc, Micron Inc., BT plc, Rolls Royce plc, and the Digital Economy Catapult, a trustee of the IET, chair of ESCO (Electronic Systems Community Council), and an advisory board member for several VC firms and their investee business.
After 11 years at Texas Instruments he joined ARM in 1994, was appointed to the board in 2000, and was CEO from 2001 to 2013. Under Warren’s leadership, ARM matured into the world’s leading Semiconductor IP licensing company.
Warren is a Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the RAEng, a Distinguished Fellow of the BCS and a companion of the CMI. Warren has a degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, an MBA from Cranfield, and honorary doctorates from Cranfield and Newcastle Universities.
With his wife Amanda, he established The Relithan Charitable Trust, supporting, inter alia, science education.
He was made CBE in 2014 for services to Engineering and Technology.
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.