JEFFREY K. BELK is InterDigital’s Executive Vice President, Business Development, responsible for overseeing the company’s business development efforts, with a particular focus on Chinese customers as President, InterDigital China.
Mr. Belk assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Business Development in October 2018, after eight years of service on the company’s Board of Directors (from March 2010). Mr. Belk’s experience spans the key moments that have defined mobile broadband communications. He spent almost 14 years at Qualcomm where, prior to his departure in early 2008, he was Qualcomm’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Market Development. In that role, he focused on working with operators and partners globally to help accelerate mobile broadband adoption and growth. His time at Qualcomm included a six-year period as Senior Vice President, Marketing, which saw him focus on ecosystem efforts in relation to transitions from 2G to 3G and from 3G to 4G. Following his departure from Qualcomm, Mr. Belk worked in advisory, development and governance capacities, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Forecast Ventures.
Mr. Belk is President of the U.C. San Diego Alumni Association and a member of the board of directors of the San Diego Venture Group. He is also on the Advisory Board of EvoNexus and serves as Executive Chairman of private company Velocity Growth.
Mr. Belk earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a master's degree in business administration from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.