Warren East

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Warren East
Born David Warren Arthur East
(1961-10-27) 27 October 1961 (age 60)
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 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 degree in Engineering from Wadham College, Oxford University. He has an MBA degree from Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University.


East joined ARM Holdings plc, the British multinational semiconductor and software design company, in 1994 to establish the company's consulting business, and later became VP of business operations. Within three years he was appointed to the board as chief operating officer. East was appointed CEO of ARM Holdings in October 2001.[1] He retired from ARM on 1 July 2013, with Simon Segars taking over.[2]

East joined the board of Rolls-Royce Holdings as a non-executive director during 2014. On 22 April 2015 it was announced that East would succeed John Rishton as CEO of Rolls-Royce Holdings, when he retires on 2 July.[3]

Honours and awards

East was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to the technology industry.[4]

Personal life

East is married with three children, and lives in Cambridgeshire.[5]


  1. "Warren East: Executive Profile & Biography". BusinessWeek. Bloomberg. Retrieved 13 November 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "ARM CEO Warren East steps down". PC Pro. Retrieved 19 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32409181
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60728. p. 8. 31 December 2013.
  5. "Mildner Lecture - Low Power Technology Vision". UCL DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONIC & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Retrieved 13 November 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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