Chairman of the Board
Joined Allegro MicroSystems Board: 2001
Yoshihiro (Zen) Suzuki is Director and Former Senior Vice President at Sanken Electric Co. Ltd. Mr. Suzuki has served as the Chairman of the Allegro board of directors since 2018 and previously served on our board of directors since 2001. From July 2005 until his retirement in May 2022, Mr. Suzuki served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Polar Semiconductor, Inc. In addition, from 2005 until his retirement in May 2022, Mr. Suzuki served as a member of the board of directors of Polar Semiconductor LLC and its predecessor entity. From 2013 to 2018, Mr. Suzuki served on the board of directors of Sanken North America Inc. Mr. Suzuki has also served on the board of directors of a variety of other Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. affiliates and has over 40 years of experience with Sanken Electric Co., Ltd and its affiliates. Since joining Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. in 1982, Mr. Suzuki has held various senior leadership positions and general management roles, including Chief Executive Officer of Sanken North America, Inc. Mr. Suzuki received his B.S. in Physics and Engineering Science from Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan in 1982.