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).

Chan Pin CHONG
Senior Vice President,
EA/APMR & Wedge Bonders Business Units

Chan Pin CHONG

Senior Vice President,
EA/APMR & Wedge Bonders Business Units
Chan Pin was appointed as Senior Vice President of K&S' EA/APMR & Wedge Bonders Business Units in December 2016.

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.
Hoang Huy HOANG
Senior Vice President,
Global Sales, Aftermarket Products & Services Business Unit

Hoang Huy HOANG

Senior Vice President,
Global Sales, Aftermarket Products & Services Business Unit
Hoang is the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Aftermarket Products & Services Business Unit.  He is in charge of driving operational excellence throughout the company’s global sales and service organizations.  In addition, he is also leading our aftermarket products and services business.

Hoang was most recently an Executive Vice President of Global Business Operations and Office of the CEO at Mattson Technology, a leading supplier of semiconductor processing equipment to the global semiconductor industry.  He was responsible for the global sales, marketing, business and support/service/legacy organizations.  He grew the company’s revenue by 50% after the first year and helped to achieve a spectecular corporate turnaround – after 22 consecutive quarters of losses, the company has achieved 10 consecutive profitable quarters.  Before Mattson Technology, he was Vice President of sales and business development at Novellus Systems and has a career that spans more than 30 years at leading semiconductor and semiconductor capital equipment companies including Applied Materials, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments.  In addition to his proven skills in leadership, management, engineering, marketing and sales, Hoang has valuable experience in establishing and managing international sales and service operations, including expats experience in Europe and Asia.

Hoang received his BS in Chemistry and MS in Materials Engineering.  He holds 2 granted patents, numerous publications and chaired several international symposia/conferences.  He is Board Director of Cenergy Power, a clean power solutions company with focus on delivering unmatched value to commercial and agricultural customers.
Irene LEE
Senior Vice President,
Global Operations &
Chief Quality Officer

Irene LEE

Senior Vice President,
Global Operations &
Chief Quality Officer

Irene Lee joined K&S in August 2012, as Vice President & Chief Quality Officer.

She is responsible for overseeing the quality assurance function across the Company’s global organization. Irene is a technology industry veteran with more than 30 years of engineering and quality control experience.

Prior to joining K&S, Irene was with Seagate Technology International Inc. where she held various operations, engineering, and quality-related positions over a 24 year career. In her last role at Seagate Technology, Irene was responsible for overall factory quality and product reliability engineering for Asia, and managed a staff of over 1000.

Prior to Seagate Technology, Irene was a design engineer at Hughes Offshore Group Ltd. She received an Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Leeds. 

Lester WONG
Interim CFO
(Finance, IT & Facilities),
General Counsel &
Senior Vice President,
Legal Affairs

Lester WONG

Interim CFO
(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 named the Company's interim 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,
Ball Bonder Business Unit

Nelson WONG

Senior Vice President,
Ball Bonder Business Unit

As Senior Vice President of the Ball Bonder Business Unit, Nelson leads the Ball Bonder and Support Services Marketing and Product groups.

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.

Shubneesh BATRA
Vice President,
Advanced Packaging Business Unit

Shubneesh BATRA

Vice President,
Advanced Packaging Business Unit

Dr Shubneesh Batra is currently the Vice President for the Advanced Packaging Business Unit. He joined Kulicke & Soffa on January 3, 2017.

Dr Batra has nearly 30 years of combined technology and business industry experience. He started his career in Micron Technology R&D in SRAM Process Integration and later moved to DRAM Process Integration. After a rotation in manufacturing, he returned to R&D to work on Micron’s industry leading 6F2 DRAM technology followed by Design Engineering, where he worked on a team that designed the world’s first 1 Gigabit DDR DRAM. He transitioned to Business Development after completing his MBA leading the successful development of Micron’s CMOS Image Sensor business. Subsequently he joined Sales as the Regional Leader for India, Japan, and Korea regions, and was responsible for Worldwide Channel Sales before joining K&S.

Dr Batra received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and his MBA degree in Global Management from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He is based in Singapore and is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi. He has published 35 refereed research articles in international journals and has patented over 100 inventions.

Gerrit van der BEEK
Vice President,
Lithography Business Unit

Gerrit van der BEEK

Vice President,
Lithography Business Unit
Gerrit was apppointed the Vice President of the Lithography Business Unit at Kulicke & Soffa. He has over 25 years of high tech business experience by assuming roles in supply chain management, development and general management. International exposure was obtained by living and working for years in several countries, amongst others Taiwan and Hong Kong. His previous function was Senior Vice President at FEI, a billion-dollar company. In this role he was a member of the executive team, end-responsible for R&D, and director of the Dutch entity. In all his previous jobs, growth has been the key theme. For K&S, he has the same goal.

Gerrit holds a PhD degree in Physical Chemistry.
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.

Joyce LIM
Vice President,
Global Supply Chain & Customer Operations

Joyce LIM

Vice President,
Global Supply Chain & Customer Operations

As Vice President of Global Supply Chain & Customer Operations, Joyce heads the global supply chain and customer operations teams based in Singapore, Malaysia, as well as Suzhou.

Joyce joined K&S in April 2010 as Director of Customer Service and Planning. Prior to joining K&S, she was the Senior Director of Materials, Integrated Supply Chain , Motorola.

Joyce holds an MBA degree from the University of Leicester, UK.

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. 

Deepak SOOD
Vice President,
Central Engineering

Deepak SOOD

Vice President,
Central Engineering

Deepak Sood is currently the Vice President of Central Engineering at Kulicke & Soffa.

Deepak joined K&S in 1995 and held key positions in the Vision Systems and Electrical Engineering groups. As Global Director of Software and Vision Systems, he has been managing a geographically diverse and highly effective team for the last 6 years.

Deepak received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics from Thapar Institute of Engineering. He later received a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University and earned his Ph.D in Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

K&S Board of Directors

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

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc.
Brian R. BACHMAN
Private Investor
LIM Chin Hu
Managing Partner
Stream Global Pte. Ltd.
Independent Director
Citibank Singapore Pte. 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.