Warren East

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Warren East
Born David Warren Arthur East
(1961-10-27) 27 October 1961 (age 55)
Residence Cambridgeshire
Nationality British
Education Monmouth School, Monmouth
Alma mater Wadham College, Oxford University
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1983–present
Salary £1,701,564
Title CEO of Rolls-Royce Holdings
Children 3

David Warren Arthur East CBE FRS FREng FIET (born 27 October 1961) is a British businessman and CEO of Rolls-Royce Holdings, a major manufacturing company of engines based in the UK.


East has a bachelor's degree in Engineering Science from Wadham College, Oxford University, and an MBA degree from Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University.


East left the chip maker Texas Instruments in 1994 to join ARM Holdings, the British "fabless manufacturing" microprocessor design and software company. At ARM he established the company's consulting business.[1]

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.[2] He retired from ARM on 1 July 2013, with Simon Segars taking over.[3]

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.[4]

Honours and awards[edit]

East was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to the technology industry.[5]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017. [6]

Personal life[edit]

East is married with three children, and lives in Cambridgeshire.[7]


  1. ^ "Taking engineering to industry" profile Ingenia magazine, December 2016
  2. ^ "Warren East: Executive Profile & Biography". BusinessWeek. Bloomberg. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "ARM CEO Warren East steps down". PC Pro. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32409181
  5. ^ "No. 60728". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2013. p. 8. 
  6. ^ "Warren East". Royal Society. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Mildner Lecture - Low Power Technology Vision". UCL DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONIC & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 

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