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Maximiliane Straub

Maximiliane Straub has served as a director of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. since April 2019. Ms. Straub has been with the Robert Bosch companies for over 25 years and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Bosch LLC, as Executive Vice President of Finance, Controlling and Administration of Bosch North America, and as a Member of the Board of Management Bosch North America. Prior to joining Bosch, Ms. Straub held several financial positions within the semiconductor division of Siemens and Siemens/Matsushita. Ms. Straub is involved in developing technology and innovation and guides internal startups through the Bosch Startup Platform. She also mentors external startups through Bosch’s partnerships with 1871 and TechStars, and was instrumental in shaping Bosch’s North American strategy for diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and innovation. Ms. Straub currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Inforum, a professional organization focused on creating strategic connections to help advance professional women. In 2010 and 2015, Ms. Straub was recognized by Automotive News as one of the 'Top 100 Women in the Auto Industry.' She is a guest lecturer for the University of Michigan Ross School of Business program, “Ascending to the C-Suite: From Theory to Practice.” Ms. Straub’s educational degrees include Industriekauffrau IHK and an advanced business administration degree with thesis, Diplom-Betriebswirt from the University of Munich.