K&S Executive Leadership

 
Fusen CHEN
President &
Chief Executive Officer

Fusen CHEN

President &
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Fusen Chen was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on October 31, 2016. He was also elected to the Board of Directors of K&S on October 3, 2016.

Dr Chen joins K&S from Mattson Technology, Inc. where he was the President and CEO. Under his leadership, the company turned around years of losses to generate significant revenue growth and achieved sustained profitability.

Dr Chen previously served as an Executive Vice President at Novellus Systems, with the responsibility for all semiconductor business units. Prior to this position, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Novellus, with the responsibility for defining the company's technology strategy and direction. As the CTO, Fusen was Novellus' primary executive interface with customers in Asia.

Prior to Novellus, Dr Chen spent 10 years at Applied Materials, most recently as the Group Vice President and General Manager for the company's Copper Physical Vapor Deposition and Interconnect Product Business Group. Before joining Applied Materials, he worked at LSI Logic and SGS-Thomson Microelectronics.

Dr Chen earned his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the State University of New York and a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, Taiwan).

Lester WONG
Chief Financial Officer
(Finance, IT & Facilities),
General Counsel &
Senior Vice President,
Legal Affairs

Lester WONG

Chief Financial Officer
(Finance, IT & Facilities),
General Counsel &
Senior Vice President,
Legal Affairs

Mr. Wong joined K&S in September 2011, as General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, and is most recently appointed the Company's Chief Financial Officer (Finance, IT & Facilities).

Mr Wong has over 20 years of legal leadership at U.S. listed and Asian-based companies with a wealth of experience in global corporate law.

Mr Wong previously served as General Counsel of Gigamedia Limited, a company listed on NASDAQ. Prior to that, he was a Senior Legal Counsel at NASDAQ listed CDC Corporation. He was also an executive with Cowen Latitude Asia, the wholly-owned Asia investment bank subsidiary of the Cowen Group.

Mr Wong was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) in 1993, Law Society of British Columbia in 1993 and Law Society of Hong Kong in 1997. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Nelson WONG
Senior Vice President,
Global Sales

Nelson WONG

Senior Vice President,
Global Sales

Nelson is currently the Senior Vice President of the Global Sales at Kulicke & Soffa.

Nelson joined K&S in 1997 as Application Manager before moving on to lead the Ball Bonder Product Management team. Prior to joining K&S, Nelson was the Process and Packaging Engineering Manager at STMicroelectronics for 13 years.

Nelson holds an MBA degree and a degree in Physics from National University of Singapore.

Chan Pin CHONG
Senior Vice President &
General Manager,
Products & Solutions

Chan Pin CHONG

Senior Vice President &
General Manager,
Products & Solutions
Chan Pin was appointed as Senior Vice President & General Manager, K&S' Products and Solutions in November, 2019.

He joined K&S in 2014 as Vice President of Wedge Bonders business unit and has successfully turnaround the business and led the team to higher growth by diversifying the business into the battery bonding market.

Chan Pin is a technology industry veteran with more than 24 years of engineering and operations experience in the semiconductor and electronics industry. He started his career first as a Process and Test Engineer at Motorola Pagers and Cellular group and pioneered multiple factories in Asia before advancing to the role of Manufacturing Manager at Flextronics. In 1999, Chan Pin joined KLA-Tencor and held a number of diverse positions, including Senior Technical Director of Engineering and General Manager of Strategic Business Unit in Greater China. Chan Pin then pioneered the efforts of starting the MEMS factory in Singapore when he became the Vice President of Sales and General Manager at Form Factor. Most recently, he was the Global President & CEO at Everett Charles Technologies, managing and leading in test and probe technologies.

Chan Pin received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. A Singaporean national, he is a military reserve (National Service, NS) Brigade 2nd in Command of a combined arms division.
Meng Kwong HAN
Vice President and General Manager, Aftermarket Products & Services

Meng Kwong HAN

Vice President and General Manager, Aftermarket Products & Services

Meng Kwong is currently the Vice President, leading the Aftermarket Products & Services Business Unit organization in Kulicke & Soffa. He is responsible for leading, expanding and creating competitive advantage of the Aftermarket Products and Services portfolio to drive market share gain and revenue growth.

Prior to joining K&S, MK was the General Manager of Mattson Support Product Group at Mattson Technology, a leading supplier of semiconductor processing equipment to the global semiconductor industry. He was responsible for the company’s aftermarket products’ business, global service organization and regional logistics operation. Before Mattson Technology, he was the General Manager of Customer Support Business Group for South East Asia regions at Lam Research and has a career that spans more than 20 years at leading semiconductor equipment companies including Novellus Systems and Applied Materials.

MK holds a Master of Science degree in Physics and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from National University of Singapore.

Tong Liang CHEAM
Vice President,
Corporate Strategy

Tong Liang CHEAM

Vice President,
Corporate Strategy

Cheam joined K&S in September 2010, as Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development, and was most recently appointed as Vice President of Corporate Strategy. Cheam has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry.

Prior to joining K&S, Cheam was the Senior Director, Strategic Marketing at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. He was the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Chartered Semiconductor (now GLOBALFOUNDRIES). He has held numerous technical positions in IC Designing and Field Application Engineering at IBM Microelectronics, STMicroelectronics and Fairchild Semiconductor.

Cheam holds a Master of Science degree in Electronics from Queen’s University of Belfast.

Lisa LIM
Vice President,
Global Human Resources

Lisa LIM

Vice President,
Global Human Resources

Lisa joined K&S in January 2012, as Vice President of Global Human Resources.

She comes to K&S with over 14 years of HR experience in both the public and private sector and has a wealth of international HR experience in the Asian markets.

Prior to joining K&S, Lisa was with Dell and held various instrumental roles. She was responsible for talent management, leadership development, and organizational development.

Lisa is a seasoned strategic HR professional with a strong business acumen. She holds a Bachelor of Law from the National University of Singapore, an MBA from the London Business School and a Masters in Human Resource Management. 

Shai SOLOVEIZIK
Vice President,
Global Operations

Shai SOLOVEIZIK

Vice President,
Global Operations
Shai Soloveizik is K&S’ Vice President of Global Operations, reporting to CEO Fusen Chen.

Shai joined K&S in 2000 as an Industrial Project Engineer and rotated through various operation roles before being assigned in 2007 to oversee the Capillaries operations in Israel and China. He was then appointed as the General Manager of K&S Suzhou in 2010.

In 2013, Shai was named the General Manager & Vice President of Equipment Operations for K&S Singapore, where he led and supervised the operations through significant organic growth. As the incumbent, he also implemented an end-to-end operations management with approximately 30% of manufacturing cost reduction.

Shai holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Haifa University.

K&S Board of Directors

Garrett E. PIERCE
Chairman of the Board
Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc.
Retired Chief Financial Officer
Orbital ATK, Inc.
Fusen CHEN
President &
Chief Executive Officer

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc.
Brian R. BACHMAN
Private Investor
LIM Chin Hu
Non-Executive Director
Singapore Exchange Ltd
Non-Executive Director
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd
Non-Executive Director
Citibank Singapore Ltd
Peter T. KONG
Retired President
Global Components,
Arrow Electronics Inc.
Gregory F. MILZCIK
Retired President & CEO
Barnes Group Inc.
YEO Mui Sung
Managing Director
Omeyon Pte. Ltd.