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1:11pm EDT September 19, 2006
Place of birth: England

Bachelor of science degree, electrical engineering, University of Liverpool, England; MBA, London Business School

First job:
Engineering internship, Nokia, Finland

Whom do you admire most in business and why?
Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel. He is a great technologist, great visionary and a great leader who built a great company.

What is the most important business lesson you’ve learned?
Hire only the best people.

What has been your toughest business challenge?
Downsizing business and laying people off.

Describe your leadership style.
Collaborative. Build the best team that you can for the business situation that you are in, and then get them to work together as a shared responsibility team. They must all wear two hats — managing their own functional area but then be able to be an active member of the executive team to drive the strategy of the business forward.