| David Warren Arthur East|
27 October 1961 (age 54) (1961-10-27) Wales
Monmouth School, Monmouth
Wadham College, Oxford, University of Oxford
John Rishton, Lee Hsien Yang, Henry Royce, Charles Rolls
Warren East Wikipedia
(David) Warren Arthur East (born 27 October 1961) is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Rolls-Royce Holdings, a leading UK-based engine manufacturer. He previously held senior positions at ARM Holdings and Texas Instruments.
East was educated at Monmouth School and the University of Oxford where he was awarded a bachelor's degree in Engineering Science as a student of Wadham College, Oxford. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield University.
After 11 years with the chip maker Texas Instruments, East left in 1994 to join ARM Holdings, the British fabless manufacturing microprocessor design and software company. At ARM he established the company's consulting business.
East later became VP of business operations at ARM. Within three years he was appointed to the board as chief operating officer. East was appointed CEO of ARM Holdings in October 2001. He moved on from ARM on 1 July 2013, and was succeeded by Simon Segars.
In 2014 East became a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings and chair of the board's technology committee. In April 2015 Rolls-Royce announced that East would succeed John Rishton as CEO, when Rishton retired on 2 July.
East was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours, for services to the technology industry. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2007 and, in 2017, a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is a Companion (CCMI) of the Chartered Management Institute.
East is married with three children, and lives in Cambridgeshire.