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Conexant promotes Jean Hu to CFO

16 December 2008 | By Síle Mc Mahon | Going Places

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D. Scott MercerJean Hu, a member of the Conexant team since she joined the company in 1999 as director of Strategy and Business Development, has been promoted to the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development. Replacing Karen Roscher, who is departing the company to pursue other opportunities, Ms. Hu will report to Conexant CEO D. Scott Mercer (pictured).

Ms. Hu was promoted to Vice President in 2001, two years after joining the company, and to Senior Vice President in 2006. Prior to joining Conexant, she worked with Rockwell International in various corporate financial planning roles, before which she worked in a consultant role providing valuation, litigation advisory, and M&A advisory services to a range of clients. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Beijing Chemical Engineering University and a doctorate in economics from Claremont Graduate School.
“Jean is a long-time member of Conexant’s senior leadership team who has made many significant contributions over the years,” said D. Scott Mercer, Conexant’s Chairman and CEO. “Most recently, she led our efforts to divest our set-top box business and acquire Freescale Semiconductor’s ‘SigmaTel’ multifunction printer business. She possesses an extensive financial background and an in-depth understanding of our business, strategies, and products.”

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