Board of Directors
James A. Norling
Chairman of the Board
Mr. James A. Norling has been a member of our Board of Directors and the Chairman of our Board of Directors since April 2013. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., a semiconductor manufacturing company, since February 2011. His other appointments include serving as a Director of Harley-Davidson Inc. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd (“Chartered”), a semiconductor manufacturer, from 2002 until the company was acquired by Advanced Technology Investment Corporation in 2009. Mr. Norling also served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Chartered during 2002. He was President, Personal Communications Sector of Motorola, Inc., from 1999 to July 2000. Mr. Norling served as President, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Motorola, Inc. from 1993 to June 1999 and was concurrently Deputy to Chief Executive Officer from December 1998 to June 1999. Mr. Norling was President, Semiconductor Products Sector for Motorola, Inc. from 1986 to 1993, capping 28 years of experience in Motorola's semiconductor business. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master Degree from University of Illinois.
Tan Lay Koon
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Tan Lay Koon has been our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since June 2002. Mr. Tan is also a director of Flextronics International Ltd. Mr. Tan joined us in May 2000 as our Chief Financial Officer and in August 2004, he led the formation of STATS ChipPAC with the acquisition of ChipPAC, Inc. and became our founding President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining us, he was an investment banker with Salomon Smith Barney, the global investment banking unit of Citigroup Inc. Before that, he held various senior positions in government and financial institutions in Singapore. Mr. Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honors) from the University of Adelaide, Australia as a Colombo Plan Scholar. He also has a Master of Business Administration (Distinction) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he was elected a Palmer scholar.
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Peter Seah Lim Huat
Mr. Peter Seah Lim Huat has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2002. Mr. Seah is the Chairman of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd. and sits on the boards of several other companies, including CapitaLand Limited and StarHub Ltd. His other appointments include serving as Chairman of the Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd and LaSalle College of the Arts Limited and board member of the Defence Science and Technology Agency. Mr. Seah also serves on the board of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd. Mr. Seah has also been a member of the Temasek Advisory Panel since 1 January 2005. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 2012 and the Public Service Star in 1999 by the Government of Singapore. Mr. Seah was the Chairman of Sembcorp Industries Ltd and Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, Deputy Chairman of Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd and director of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd (now known as GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte Ltd) and Siam Commercial Bank Pacific Company Limited. He was, until 31 December 2004, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Technologies Pte. Ltd. and a member of its board of directors. He was a banker for 33 years before retiring as the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Overseas Union Bank Limited in 2001. Mr. Seah graduated from the University of Singapore in 1968 with an honors degree in Business Administration.
R. Douglas Norby
Mr. R. Douglas Norby has been a member of our Board of Directors since August 2004 and was appointed the Chairman of our Audit Committee in January 2007. Mr. Norby is also a director of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Invensense, Inc., Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation and Singulex, Inc. and serves as the Chairman of each of the companies’ audit committee. Mr. Norby was a member of the board of directors of ChipPAC, Inc. prior to the merger. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tessera from July 2003 to January 2006. Mr. Norby worked as a consultant for Tessera from May to July 2003. Mr. Norby was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zambeel, Inc. from March 2002 to February 2003. From December 2000 to March 2002, Mr. Norby was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Novalux, Inc., and from 1996 to 2000, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LSI Logic Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Teng Cheong Kwee
Mr. Teng Cheong Kwee has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 2006. He was previously a member of our Board of Directors from January 2001 to August 2004 and was appointed as a member and the Chairman of our Audit Committee in January 2001 and January 2003, respectively. Mr. Teng is also a non-executive director of several other companies listed on the SGX-ST, including AEI Corporation Ltd, Techcomp (Holdings) Ltd, Memtech International Ltd, First Resources Ltd, AVIC International Investments Ltd and Junma Tyre Cord Company Ltd. He previously sits on the board of Sinomem Technology Ltd. Mr. Teng was the head of Risk Management & Regulatory Division of the Singapore Exchange Limited and has held various positions in regulatory and financial institutions including the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Mr. Teng has more than 20 years of experience in the finance industry. Mr. Teng received his Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial) (First Class Honors) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle in Australia.
Mr. Rohit Sipahimalani has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2009. Mr. Sipahimalani is also a director of several other companies, including Tata Sky Ltd and Temasek Holdings Advisors India Pte Ltd. He is currently the Co-Chief Investment Officer at Temasek International Pte Ltd and Head, India. Prior to joining Temasek in 2008, Mr. Sipahimalani was with Morgan Stanley for over 11 years, most recently serving as Managing Director, Head of South East Asia, Investment Banking. Mr. Sipahimalani joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 after spending three years with McKinsey & Co. Inc., where he was an Engagement Manager in their Mumbai office. Prior to that, he was at Citibank N.A. from 1989 to 1994. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and Masters of Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in India.
Pasquale Pistorio has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2012. He has been Honorary Chairman of STMicroelectronics group of companies since 2005. Mr. Pistorio’s other appointments include serving as a director of Brembo S.p.A and Atos S.A. He has also served as a director for Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd (now known as GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte. Ltd.), Telecom Italia S.p.A and Fiat S.p.A. Mr. Pistorio served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SGS Microelectronica from 1980 until 1987. In May 1987, he led the successful integration of SGS Microelectronica with Thomson Semiconducteurs, forming STMicroelectronics. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed STMicroelectronics and served in that capacity until 2005. Mr. Pistorio has received honorary degrees from the University of Genova, the University of Malta, the University of Pavia, the University of Catania, the University of Palermo, and the University of Sannio, Benevento. He holds an Electronics degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin.
Gary Tanner has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2012. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of International Rectifier Corporation. He previously served as Director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Zarlink Semiconductor, Inc. until it was acquired by Microsemi Corporation in October 2011. Before joining Zarlink in 2007, Mr. Tanner was Vice President of Operations of Legerity, Inc. from 2002 to 2007. During his tenure with Intel Corporation from 1993 to 2002, Mr. Tanner held various management positions managing multiple domestic and international locations. Prior to joining Intel in 1993, Mr. Tanner held various management roles in fab operations at National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments and NCR Corporation. Mr. Tanner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Management from Regis College.