STATS ChipPAC Senior Management
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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Dr. Han Byung Joon
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Han Byung Joon (BJ) has been our Chief Technology Officer since 1999. He is also responsible for Advanced Technology Marketing and is the Head of Asia Sales for our Company. Prior to joining us, Dr. Han worked at Anam Semiconductor, AT&T Bell Labs and IBM. He received his Doctorate from Columbia University and attended Harvard Business School's Executive Advanced Management Program.
Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer
Mr. Hal Lasky joined us as Chief Sales Officer in March 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Lasky spent 24 years at IBM where he held a number of key leadership positions, most recently as Vice President of Worldwide Semiconductor Sales for IBM's Global Engineering Solutions group with responsibility for worldwide semiconductor revenue, sales strategy and strategic relationships with clients in the consumer, communications and information techology markets. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions in IBM's Systems and Technology Group, Microelectronics Business Line and Interconnect Products Business Line. Mr. Lasky holds a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master in Materials Science and Engineering from Columbia University. He is also a graduate of the IBM Client Executive Program at Harvard Business School.
Dennis Chia Choon Hwee
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Dennis Chia joined us as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2014. Prior to joining STATS ChipPAC, Mr. Chia was with Lear Corporation for over 7 years as its Vice President of Finance, Asia Pacific Operations (APO) where he was responsible for all finance functions and a business partner to the President of APO in defining strategy for growth, profit and cash generation. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Behringer Corporation and Frontline Technologies Corporation, and held various management positions with other corporations in his early career. Mr. Chia is a Chartered Accountant and graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.
Senior Vice President, Operations Management and Strategy
Mr. Cindy Palar has been Senior Vice President since October 2013. He joined our company in 1999 and has held various leadership positions including Vice President of Demand and Capacity Management before being appointed to his current position as head of Operations Management and Strategy in January 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Palar was with National Semiconductor Corporation for 4 years where he held various technical and managerial positions. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from California State University and also holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance, Investment and Banking) from the University Of Wisconsin.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Ms. Janet T. Taylor joined us as our General Counsel in June 2005. Ms. Taylor was appointed as Company Secretary in October 2010. Prior to joining our Company, Ms. Taylor practiced as a Foreign Legal Consultant at the law firm of Kartini Muljadi & Rekan in Indonesia. Ms. Taylor was counsel in the U.S. Securities Practice Group of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood’s Singapore office from 2000 to 2002 and prior to that, a partner in the U.S. Securities Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie’s Singapore office. In 1999, she joined the U.S. Securities Practice Group of Norton Rose’s London office until she returned to Singapore in 2000. In 1993, she joined LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae’s New York office until 1996 when she joined Baker & McKenzie’s New York office and subsequently worked in Baker & McKenzie’s Singapore and London offices. Ms. Taylor began her legal career in 1989 at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. Ms. Taylor was admitted to the New York Bar in 1990 and as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in September 2010. She holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, a Bachelor of Arts (History) from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from Sam Houston State University.