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NRI Sanjay Jha may be top paid CEO in 2008
$104 million in annual compensation comes in stock options

Chicago, April 03, 2009

In its Friday edition, the Wall Street Journal identifies the Motorola co-chief executive as the biggest pay-getter at any public company in 2008.

The vast majority of his $104 million in annual compensation comes in stock options that are presently worthless. The stock was trading Friday morning at just $4.51 a share.

When the handset maker reported a $397 million loss at the end of October and said it would cut 3,000 jobs in 2009. However, at that time he also said that the company would focus on Windows Mobile and Android-based phones, and would look to have an Android phone on the market by the end of 2009.


  • 2008: Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, Co-CEO/Director/CEO, Divisional, Motorola, Incorporated earned a total compensation of $8,462,544, which included a base salary of $905,769, a $836,931 cash bonus, stocks granted of $2,356,136, and options granted of $4,004,000.[

Sanjay Jha appointed new CEO for the Motorola Mobile Devices busines

New York, August 4, 2008
Satnam Singh

NRI Sanjay Jha appointed CEO for the Motorola Mobile Devices business for troubled company when Motorola’s sales got a serious loss of market share to its competitors Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. Motorola have already been cut 3,000 jobs. As Motorola faces one of the most difficult times in its history.

Befor joining Motorola, Sanjay Jha was COO of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT). As COO, Jha was overlooking Corporate Research and Development and Qualcomm Flarion Technologies (QFT) in addition to his role as president of QCT, the chipset and software division of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Jha said, “One of the worst things is if you go to a company and things are not well but there’s not a sense of crisis and people understand that changes need to occur and are very open to changes.”

Motorola's Jha said that he was looking forward to creating "a successful independent mobile devices company that will continue to innovate for years to come."

He also serves as vice chairman of the Fabless Semiconductor Association, the voice of the fabless business model and a group with more than 450 corporate members.
  • Jha serves two prominent industry roles in addition to his leadership at Qualcomm. In June 2005, he was elected to the board of directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
  • Jha became executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of QCT in 2003. He was named COO in December 2006.
  • In 2002, Jha led the formation of Qualcomm Technologies & Ventures, where he managed both the technology investment portfolio and the new technology group as senior vice president and general manager.
  • In 1997, he joined Qualcomm and was promoted to vice president of engineering, where he was responsible for leading the integrated-circuit engineering group. Jha led and oversaw the development of five generations of modem and cell site chipsets, both digital baseband and RF (radio frequency), and system software. Jha was promoted to senior vice president of engineering in 1998.
  • In 1994 as a senior engineer with the Qualcomm VLSI (very large-scale integration) group working on the Globalstar satellite phone, and later on the first 13k vocoder ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit), which was integrated into Qualcomm's MSM2200 chipset.
  • He held lead design engineering roles with Brooktree Corporation, San Diego, and GEC Hirst Research Centre, London, England.
  • He serves as co-chief executive officer of Motorola, Inc. and chief executive officer of Motorola’s Mobile Devices business. He is also a member of Motorola’s Board of Directors.


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Motorola Mobility

Since joining Motorola in 2008, Jha has been instrumental in the creation of Motorola Mobility, having been a driving force behind the turnaround of the Mobile Devices business and its subsequent combination with the Home business. The turnaround enabled Motorola to spin off Motorola Mobility on Jan. 4, 2011 as an independent, publicly traded company.

Going forward, Jha has articulated a vision that Motorola Mobility will serve a dynamic marketplace characterized by the convergence of mobility, media, consumer computing and the Internet. He is focused on spearheading the company’s innovation and industry leadership across the mobile devices and digital home technology sectors.

To meet emerging needs within the market, Jha has instilled the need for Motorola Mobility to focus on product superiority while leading development and differentiation of the Android smartphone platform, simplifying the company’s silicon strategy, and reducing time to market. He also has championed the development of product innovations that provide superior consumer experiences through advanced software applications and designs.

His efforts to date have led to a return to profitability for the Mobile Devices business following the build-up of a robust product portfolio for both consumers and enterprise customers, including the widely acclaimed family of DROID™ by Motorola smartphones.

Previously, Jha served as chief operating officer of Qualcomm Inc., where he oversaw corporate research and development and Qualcomm Flarion Technologies. He also served as president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, a chipset and software division.

Jha holds a doctorate degree in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Liverpool in England.




Dr. Sanjay K. Jha
Co-CEO/Director/CEO, Divisional
Motorola, Incorporated
Schaumburg , IL

  • Age - 45
  • Total Annual Compensation-$484,615
  • He is connected to 74 board members in 4 different organizations across 2 different industries.
  • On August 4, 2008 , he was appointed the new CEO for the Motorola Mobile Devices business.
  • He was born in Bihar, India in 1963
  • He holds a Ph.D. in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
  • He received his bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Liverpool, England.
  • Sanjay Jha is also a Bollywood filmmaker who worked on such movies as "Praan Jaye Par Shaan na Jaye" and "Mission Kashmir." He's also South Asia bureau chief for the Canadian-based website NowPublic (and won the prestigious Loeb award this year to boot!) as well as an Amazon user in Toronto who took (and failed) the Oracle database exam.