Chong, advisor to the Board of Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific, elected as
the Chairman of SSIA's new Board.
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - December 4, 2018 - Singapore Semiconductor Industry
Association (SSIA), the industry's trade association with membership across the
full value chain of Singapore's semiconductor and electronics eco-system, yesterday
announced their newly elected board members for the term of office up to end of
SSIA New board Members for the term of office up to end of 2020
(Left to right)
Brian Tan, Jerome Tjia, Chen Seok Ching, Andrew Chong, Jennifer Teong, K C Ang, Rajan Rajgopal
Andrew Chong, advisor to the Board of Infineon
Technologies Asia Pacific, was elected the new Chairman of SSIA Board. KC Ang,
currently the Senior Vice President and General Manager of GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Singapore and Europe, is the new Vice Chairman of the board.
Andrew has over three decades of experience in the
fields of strategy, management, people development, marketing and engineering
in Asia Pacific. He is Advisor to the Board of Infineon Technologies Asia
Pacific since stepping down as President and Managing Director in 2017. He currently serves on the Future Economy
Council (FEC) Manufacturing Sub-committee co-chaired by the Senior Minister of
State for Trade and Industry. He has been an active Council Member of the
Singapore National Employer Federation (SNEF) since 2014 and chairs the
external review panel for the Polytechnic Quality Assurance Framework (PQAF).
He is a Board Member of the Ministry of Manpower's Workforce Singapore Agency
(WSG), serves on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Technical Education
(ITE) and is active on the board of social enterprises in Singapore.
is an exciting period to chair the new Board of SSIA as there is much to do to
guide the industry through this period of change," said Andrew. "I am grateful
to have on the team highly experienced industry leaders to champion the
transformation journey for the industry in Singapore."
Other industry leaders who were elected as office
bearers to the SSIA Board includes Jerome Tjia as the Honorary Secretary and Brian
Tan as Treasurer. Jerome heads the Development Centre of Infineon Technologies,
while Brian is the Regional President of Applied Materials.
The new board also includes two female industry
leaders, Chen Seok Ching, Vice President and General Manager of Marvell Technology
and Jennifer Teong, Manufacturing Vice President of Silicon Labs International.
Rajan Rajgopal, President and General Manager of DenseLight Semiconductors was
also elected into the new Board, representing SMEs.
Biography of the new board members can be found at Board Members
page at SSIA website.
Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association is poised
to lead the Singapore Electronics Industry Transformation Map, launched by the
government in 2017. In the speech by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman
Shanmugaratnam, at the industry's 50th anniversary dinner on 14
November 2018, he mentioned that the semiconductor industry is one of the few key
industries in Singapore with a global competitive edge and as such Singapore is
positioning itself to take advantage of the huge opportunities ahead with
emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, smart factories and
SSIA is also
expanding their Secretariat team with the recent appointment of Ang Wee Seng as
the Executive Director. The new Secretariat team is now organizing more
activities that encourages win-win partnerships among companies, government
agencies and education institutions. The immediate focus is now on developing a
strong talent pool that will continue to support this industry for years ahead.
This is crucial to support an industry that has an output of close to S$100
billion last year, and that equates roughly to a third of Singapore's
manufacturing output, and 4.5% of Singapore's GDP.
"SSIA has been identified as the trade association to
drive the Electronics Industry Transformation Map (ITM) and to be the voice of
one of Singapore's largest industry. The composition of the new Board
represents the support from the industry, for the industry," said Ang Wee Seng,
Executive Director of SSIA.
Singapore Semiconductor Industry
Association (SSIA) has more than 160 members today including companies and
organisations throughout all parts of the complex and comprehensive value chain
- IC design companies, Manufacturers, Fabless companies, Equipment suppliers,
Photovoltaic companies, EDA and material suppliers, Training and service
providers, IP companies, research institutes and Academia, as well as
individual members. Since 2013, SME membership has grown exponentially and SMEs
now account for close to half of SSIA's membership.
more information about SSIA, please visit: https://ssia.org.sg/
join SSIA as a member, please visit https://ssia.org.sg/join-us/