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Sierra Wireless Inc (SWIR.OQ)

SWIR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robin Abrams

66 2018 Chairman of the Board

Kent Thexton

54 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David McLennan

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Jason Krause

2018 Chief Operating Officer

Rene Link

2016 Senior Vice President - Strategy, Chief Marketing Officer

Marc Anthony Overton

2017 Senior Vice President, General Manager - IoT Services

August Schieler

2013 Senior Vice President, General Manager - OEM Solutions

Bill Dodson

2004 Senior Vice President - Operations

Pierre Jean Teyssier

45 2018 Senior Vice President - Operations and Purchasing

Philippe Frederic Guillemette

2010 Chief Technology Officer

Gregory Aasen

60 2018 Lead Independent Director

Joy Chik

2018 Director

Russell Jones

2018 Director

Paul Cataford

53 1998 Independent Director

Thomas Sieber

56 2014 Independent Director

David Climie

2014 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robin Abrams

Ms. Robin Ann Abrams is Chairman of the Board of Sierra Wireless Inc. She previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of ZiLOG Inc., an embedded solutions company, from August 2006 to February 2007. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Firefly Mobile, a mobile communications company for the youth market, from June 2004 to July 2006.

Kent Thexton

Mr. Kent P. Thexton has been appointed President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective on November 1, 2018. Mr. Thexton is an independent outside director and is Chair of the Board. He currently serves as Managing Director of OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of the OMERS Pension Plan where he is responsible for leading investment activities in the North American market focusing on high-growth companies in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.

David McLennan

Mr. David G. McLennan is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of Sierra Wireless Inc. Prior to that, David spent approximately 10 years in a variety of senior management positions within the BCE group of companies. He served with Bell Canada as Chief Financial Officer and with Bell ExpressVu initially as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently as President and Chief Operating Officer. David is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and earlier in his career he spent a number of years in the investment business as a research analyst at Nesbitt Thomson.

Jason Krause

Mr. Jason Lawrence Krause is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to his new position, Jason was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Solutions business unit, and before that, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing, Strategy, and Corporate Development. Before joining Sierra Wireless in 2007, Jason worked at the Boston Consulting Group and held marketing and engineering roles at Altera Corporation. He has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a BASc in Electronics Engineering from Simon Fraser University.

Rene Link

Mr. Rene F. Link is Senior Vice President - Strategy, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company since 2016. from 2013 to 2016, He served as Strategic Advisor and Chief Marketing and Demand Officer at Aricent Inc., a global design and engineering company innovating for customers in the digital era.

Marc Anthony Overton

Mr. Marc Anthony John McHardy Overton has been appointed as Senior Vice President, General Manager - Cloud and Connectivity Services - Business Unit of the Company, with effective from July 19, 2017. Mr. Overton joins Sierra Wireless from Cisco Jasper, where he was Managing Director, Global Innovation and Sales for the Cisco IoT business. Prior to this role, he was Head of Global Operator Strategy & Business Development at Cisco Jasper. Before joining Cisco Jasper, Mr. Overton was SVP and Co-GM, EMEA for First Data, where he launched connected payment solutions, and VP of Wholesale and IoT at EE, where he ran the MVNO business, which included 27 mobile partners hosting more than 6.5 million subscribers and generating 2.5 million IoT connections. Earlier in his career, Mr. Overton held senior positions at Orange, as well as Hutchison 3G UK, Europe's first 3G mobile operator. Mr. Overton is a graduate of the University of Exeter with a B.A. in Politics, the University of Cambridge with an MPhil in International Relations, and Henley Management College with an MBA.

August Schieler

Mr. August Daniel (Dan) Schieler is Senior Vice President, General Manager - OEM Solutions of Sierra Wireless Inc, since August 2013. He was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Computing Business Unit from September 2010 to August 2013. He was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales from January 2005 to September 2010.

Bill Dodson

Mr. Bill G. Dodson is Senior Vice President - Operations of Sierra Wireless Inc. Mr. Bill has a background in computer industry supply chain management and business models. Prior to joining Sierra Wireless, Bill was Vice President of Global Operations for Gateway Computers where he was responsible for strategic planning, development and implementation of global manufacturing and supply chain programs. He previously worked with Toshiba America Information Systems as Director of Operations - Desktop and Server manufacturing, and as Director of Business Planning.

Pierre Jean Teyssier

Mr. Pierre Jean Benoit Teyssier is Senior Vice President - Operation and Purchasing of Sierra Wireless Inc since 2016. Mr. Teyssier was Senior Vice President - Purchasing from 2015 to2018. Mr. Teyssier was Senior Vice President - Engineering, from March 2009 to January 2015. He was also Senior Vice-President - Engineering, M2M Embedded Solutions Business Unit, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific of Sierra Wireless Inc. He was formerly Senior Vice President, Engineering and Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific of the Company from March 2009 to September 2010; Vice President, Operations and Smart Business Solutions of Wavecom, S.A. from January 2008 to March 2009; Vice President, Operations of Wavecom S.A. from October 2004 to January 2008.

Philippe Frederic Guillemette

Mr. Philippe Frederic Joel Rene Guillemette is Chief Technology Officer of Sierra Wireless Inc. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology of the Company from March 2009 to September 2010; Chief Technology Officer of Wavecom, Inc. from February 2003 to March 2009.

Gregory Aasen

Mr. Gregory D. Aasen is an Lead Independent Director of Sierra Wireless Inc. He was the Chief Strategy Officer of PMC Sierra, Inc., a broadband communications company, from September 2005 to June 2007. He was the Vice-President and General Manager of the Communications Products Division of PMC-Sierra from September 2005 to June 2007.

Joy Chik

Ms. Joy Chik is Director of the Company. Ms. Chik is Corporate Vice President for the Identity Division in Microsoft's Cloud + AI group, where her teams are responsible for Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Account (MSA), Microsoft Graph, Identity and Access Management Security suites. Since joining Microsoft in 1998 as a software engineer contributing to Terminal Services in Windows 2000, Ms. Chik has steadily risen as an established leader of some of the industry's most impactful engineering teams. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Anita Borg Institute, where she is co-chair for the Strategy and Programs Committee, as well as a sitting member on their Compensation Committee. She is also active in charities focused on encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in technology.

Russell Jones

Mr. Russell Norman Jones is Director of the Company. Mr. Jones was the CFO at Shopify from March 2011 to April 2018, taking the company public in May 2015. Prior to Shopify, he spent three years in Silicon Valley serving both BDNA Corporation and Xambala Incorporated as their CFO. He held senior executive roles at several companies, including Mitel Corporation, Newbridge Networks, Watchfire and Quake Technologies. He also co-founded a CFO advisory firm focused on early stage technology companies. Mr. Jones is a director of CPA Ontario and sits on both its HR and Finance and Audit Committees. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Carleton University and an ICD.D certification.

Paul Cataford

Mr. Paul G. Cataford is an Independent Director of Sierra Wireless Inc. Mr. Cataford is an independent outside director. He currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr Sleep Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of sleep-related medical devices, an office he has held since April 2010.

Thomas Sieber

Mr. Thomas Sieber is an Independent Director of Sierra Wireless Inc. Mr. Sieber is an independent outside director. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Swiss utility company Axpo Holding AG, a position he has held since March 2016. Mr. Sieber was the CEO of Salt Mobile SA (formerly Orange Switzerland) from 2009 to 2012 and then served as Chairman until the end of 2015. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Orange Switzerland, a mobile telecommunications network operator, a position he has held since 2012, and as Chairman of Limmex AG, a Swiss company active in the field of security services. Mr. Sieber has extensive experience as a technology industry executive with demonstrated expertise in building pan-European enterprise sales channels. Mr. Sieber was the CEO of Orange Switzerland from 2009 to 2012, where he led a successful turnaround of the business and drove the sales process of the company to a new owner. Before joining Orange, Mr. Sieber was Executive Vice President of Sales for Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Mr. Sieber started his career at Hewlett-Packard, advancing to General Manager for Small and Medium Enterprise, EMEA, by the time he left the company in 2001. He studied Economics at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland, graduating in 1987. Mr. Sieber also currently serves on the board of directors of the Swiss software company Garaio AG, the Danish wireless technology company, RTX A/S and as Chairman of Limmex AG, a Swiss company active in the field of security services.

David Climie

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