Didier Hirsch is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Agilent Technologies. Prior to his appointment in July 2010, Hirsch was Agilent's vice president, corporate controllership and tax. He has been with Agilent since its inception in 1999, initially as VP, treasury and investor relations. Prior to his positions at Agilent, Hirsch was director of finance and administration for Hewlett-Packard Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before this, he held a similar position at Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. Hirsch joined Hewlett-Packard Company in 1989. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard Company, Hirsch held finance positions at Ford, Bendix/Allied Signal and STMicroelectronics. Hirsch serves on the board of directors of Knowles and Logitech. Hirsch, who was born in France, received his master’s degree in computer science from Toulouse University and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.