Simon Arbuthnot

Simon Arbuthnot

Senior Director, Business Development - Qualcomm Europe Inc


Arbuthnot is senior director of business development for Qualcomm Europe Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the commercialization of Qualcomm Halo™ wireless charging technology for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. His focus is on developing channels to market through global Tier 1 automotive suppliers and automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Before joining Qualcomm Europe Inc., Arbuthnot was a principal with Ricardo Strategic Consulting. In this position, he advised government institutions, OEMs, suppliers and investors on the techno-economic challenges around the development of a sustainable mass market for low carbon and electric vehicles.

Arbuthnot has 20 years management experience with OEMs in the automotive industry, he started his career with Ford Motor Co, where he held a variety of sales and marketing management positions. He further developed his career at Toyota and Lexus and in an early Cloud Computing start-up.

Simon received a Master of Business Administration from the Cranfield School of Management.