David F. Welch

EVP, CSO, member of BoD, Infinera

David F. Welch co-founded Infinera, and served on the board of directors (2001-2006) and as CTO and CMO before his appointment as EVP and CSO in January 2010. Previously, he was CTO and VP Corporate Development at SDL. Dr. Welch holds over 130 patents, and has been awarded the Adolph Lomb Medal, Joseph Fraunhofer Award and the John Tyndall Award in recognition of his technical contributions to the optical industry. He is a Fellow of the OSA and the IEEE.

Dr. Welch holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.