William Bold

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm Incorporated

William Bold serves as senior vice president of government affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this capacity, Bold manages Qualcomm’s public policy agenda and its relationships with government entities and related organizations at the international, federal, state and local levels. He manages a global group including consultants in the United States, Brazil, China, Belgium, India, France, Korea and South Africa. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Bold worked as director of public policy for the California Health Care Institute, a trade association representing California’s biomedical industry and certain multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He developed the Institute’s public advocacy program and was responsible for the industry’s relations with federal and state public officials. Prior to that, he served as legislative director to Congresswoman Lynn Schenk (D-CA) and managed Congresswoman Schenk’s legislative agenda. Bold serves on the Board of Directors of the San Pasqual Academy Foundation, the Advisory Board of the University of California San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and Information Technology Industry Council. He is the former President of the Board of Directors of Voices for Children, a San Diego organization that supports foster children. In 2001, he was named to the “Power List” of San Diego technology leaders by the T-Sector magazine. Bold graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in political economies of industrial societies.