As a long-time Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) employee, Peggy Johnson is currently the company's executive vice president and head of global market development. She is also the only female on the firm's senior leadership team.
After joining Qualcomm in 1989 as a software engineer, Johnson quickly moved up the ranks. She is probably best-known for her tenure as the president of the high-profile Qualcomm Internet Services and MediaFLO Technologies division, where she helped develop BREW and other solutions including QChat and UIOne. While overseeing BREW, Johnson was credited for her team's ability to develop solid relationships with carriers around the world--no small feat.
In January 2008, Johnson was part of a Qualcomm restructuring and was named executive vice president of the Americas and India. She was later named executive vice president and head of global development, where she is responsible for commercializing new business opportunities that reside outside of existing Qualcomm business units. Johnson also serves as a member of the company's executive committee.