Experienced Financial Executive Takes On Larger Role with Expanding Optical Link Technology Team
MUNICH, December 3, 2018 – Katrin Gravier, who recently joined Silicon Line GmbH (www.silicon-line.com) as the head of finance and administration, has been promoted to the post of chief financial officer.
In the new position, Gravier will be responsible for all finance-related activities including budget planning, monthly financial reporting and in-house accounting and will also support the company in future fundraising efforts.
“With our recent Series B funding round completed, Silicon Line is now focused on our human capital as we prepare the company to become a significant force in the consumer electronics, commercial and industrial markets,” said Ruud van der Linden, CEO, Silicon Line. “Katrin Gravier is well-accomplished and respected in European technology markets and we are pleased to have someone with her skills and experience join our team to manage the financial operations of our expanding business.”
Prior to joining Silicon Line in February 2018, Gravier spent three-and-a-half years at Nokia Networks in Munich where she served as head of Hardware Services Businessline Finance. Previously, she was project controlling manager at REC, a leading vertically integrated solar energy company.
She also worked for Freescale Semiconductor (now NXP Semiconductor) for nearly nine years in a variety of capacities including EMEA financial analyst support, EMEA sales controller and international senior finance controller, sales and marketing. During her tenure, she was one of five individuals selected for the company’s “Edge” High Potential Development Program which allowed her to rotate her position throughout the enterprise.
Gravier began her career in finance as a senior auditor for KPMG in Paris. She attended ESB Business School in Reutlingen, Germany, earning a Diploma Kaufmann (FH) and NEOMA Business School, in Reims, France, where she obtained a degree in International Management. Born in Stuttgart, Gravier currently resides in Munich.
About Silicon Line
Silicon Line GmbH is the global leader in ultra-low-power optical link technology enabling thin, lightweight and long high-speed cables for consumer electronics, commercial and industrial applications. The company develops and manufactures integrated circuits and modules which allow a simple, low-cost, high volume assembly of active optical cables. Founded in 2005, Silicon Line is based in Munich, Germany with offices in Belgium, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and the United States.
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