Board Members

Andrew Chong – Chairman
Advisor to the Board of Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific

Andrew Chong has over thirty years 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. During his 23 years in Infineon he successfully steered the business in Asia Pacific from demand fulfilment through demand creation to business creation by developing the technical, management and organisational capabilities of the company.

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 for the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA), serves on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and is active on the board of social enterprises in Singapore.

Andrew believes in creating sustainable business success through organisational and employee development. He was conferred a NTUC Medal of Commendation at the 2017 May Day Awards for promoting good industrial relations and initiating workers’ training and skills upgrading programmes.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering in 1987 and his Master of Business Administration in 1993 from the University of Adelaide in South Australia.

KC Ang – Vice Chairman
SVP and GM, Asia and Europe Fab Operations, GLOBALFOUNDRIES

KC Ang is Senior Vice President and General Manager for GLOBALFOUNDRIES Asia and Europe Fab Operations. His responsibilities include Singapore Site, Dresden Site, Chengdu Site, World-wide Mask Operations and World-wide Post-Fab Operations.

He is also currently the SEMI SEA Regional Advisory Chairman and the Board Advisor to Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association. KC is also the Co-Chair of the Manufacturing Council for Future Economy Council (FEC) Sub-Committee, initiative undertaken by the Singapore Government.

KC has more than 30 years of foundry industry experience with a proven track record in manufacturing operations, fab start-up, and technology transfer. Prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, he held senior leadership positions at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with responsibility for Global Sales, Marketing, Services, Customer Support, and Regional Business Operations; and Senior Vice President of Fab Operations.

Jerome Tjia – Secretary
Senior Director, Head of Development Centre
Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Mr. Jerome Tjia has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and was appointed as Head of Development Centre, Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific in January 2011. He is responsible for over 220 R&D staff in product development activities spanning concept, architecture, IC design, verification, tape-out, test & product engineering, system and application engineering, for Infineon’s Automotive, Power Management & Multi-market and Digital Security Solutions business divisions. He chairs the Infineon Asia Innovation Council that fosters innovation culture, technical ladder and project management careers in the Asia region.

Jerome began his career as a research engineer in Australia in 1987 and garnered extensive experience in IC design at Silicon Systems Singapore, earning the title of Principal Engineer. He progressed to hold R&D management position in Philips/NXP Semiconductors and ST-Ericsson. He also had 2 years of Technical Marketing experience.

Jerome Tjia is also active in the Singapore semiconductor industry ecosystem and University engagement. He is an Executive Committee Member of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association since 2009. He represents the semiconductor industry as a member of Advisory Committee of Republic Polytechnic and a member of Departmental Consultative Committee of the National University of Singapore. He was instrumental in the collaboration with Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia with the setting up the i-GREEN (Infineon-Gadjah Mada Research and Engineering) Lab.

Jerome holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore and graduated with First Class Honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

He holds 12 US patents and speaks English, Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia.

Brian Tan – Treasurer
Vice President, China & Southeast Asia
Applied Global Services
Regional President, Southeast Asia
Applied Materials, Inc.

Brian Tan is vice president and regional president of Southeast Asia at Applied Materials, Inc. In this role, he oversees the company’s operations and strategy in the region while helping to build strategic partnerships across the private and public sectors. Concurrently, Brian also heads the Applied Global Services business in China and Southeast Asia, where his strong product focus and customer relationships has helped to drive increased service revenue through improving field service capabilities and infrastructure.

Brian was previously chief strategy officer for worldwide operations, as well as head of operations & policy deployment for global continuous improvement. He successfully developed and implemented Applied’s systematic and robust approach to improve the speed and efficiency of key operational processes globally and was also responsible building a comprehensive strategic plan for worldwide operations by establishing and integrating key priorities.

Brian began his career at Applied Materials in 2000 as a customer engineer and progressed through multiple technical, operational and sales roles. He held several regional leadership positions in operations planning, account management and field operations before being appointed deputy regional president for Southeast Asia in 2012 where he played an integral role in advancing key public-private partnership initiatives.

Brian received a bachelor of engineering degree in mechanical engineering from the National University of Singapore.

Chen Seok Ching – Board Member
Vice President, Marvell Technology (Assembly and Test Operations)
Country Manager for Singapore

Seok Ching is Marvell Technology’s Vice President of Assembly and Test Operations, and Country Manager for Singapore. She is responsible for global supply chain operations, focusing on supply planning and execution in close partnership with global OSATs.

Seok Ching has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Marvell, she has held management positions in supply chain and procurement at Knowles Corp, Audience Inc, LSI Corporation and Agere Systems. She started her career at TECH Semiconductor (Micron) as a quality engineer and moved on to production and financial planning functions.

Seok Ching holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore, and a MSc in Technology Management from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

Jennifer Teong – Board Member
Manufacturing Vice President, Silicon Labs International

Jennifer is a senior management executive with over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry.

She has extensive experience in various business functional areas such as process integration, customer engineering, quality, eBusiness and has a strong engineering background and project management experience.

Jennifer is currently the Manufacturing Vice President at Silicon Labs International, responsible for entire supply chain management and also head of the Singapore site.
Prior to joining Silicon Labs International, Jennifer held various positions in K&S and Chartered Semiconductor.

Jennifer received First Class Honors degree in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

Rajan RAJGOPAL – Board Member
President and General Manager, DenseLight Semiconductors

Rajan Rajgopal is the current President and General Manager of Denselight Semiconductors. A seasoned semiconductor professional with over 25 years of global corporate experience spanning Asia, Europe and US, in P&L management, quality, customer management, new product introduction and high volume manufacturing excellence, Rajan has lived in Singapore since 1995 and been part of the growth of the local semiconductor ecosystem. His 4 major employers have been TI (US), Chartered/GlobalFoundries (1995-2013 Singapore), Micron (2013-2015 Singapore), and DenseLight (2017-present Singapore). Rajan is an innovative and resourceful problem-solver with a demonstrated leadership track record. His previous 3 positions have been at VP level – Global Quality / Customer Enablement. With a passion for teambuilding and manufacturing excellence, Rajan has transformed global teams to collectively deliver world class quality and exceptional customer service levels in a high tech manufacturing environment. He completely re-engineered quality organisations for 2 world-class semiconductor manufacturers, and is currently applying end-to-end transformation to DenseLight. He executes on continuous improvement data and measurement of the results. Rajan holds a B. SEE from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.SEE from the University of Maine. He has also been awarded 4 patents and authored over 20 papers.

Pee Beng Kong – Board Member
Executive Director
Semiconductors and Human Capital
Economic Development Board

Mr. Pee Beng Kong is presently the Executive Director for the Semiconductors and Human Capital Divisions of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). In his current role, he oversees the promotion and development of the Semiconductor industry in Singapore and the strategies and development of Singapore’s Human Capital.

Prior to his current appointment, he was EDB’s Director for Infocomms & Media from 2013 to 2015 and Director for Electronics from 2015 to 2018. Beng Kong was previously based in Beijing, China as EDB’s Regional Director overseeing EDB’s investment promotion efforts across Greater China. Before that, he was also part of EDB’s investment promotion team for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe, and was responsible for promoting Singapore as a preferred investment location for companies in these regions.

Beng Kong has also been involved in EDB’s industry development activities for the electronics and precision engineering sectors. As a senior officer, he interacted with global companies to understand their business priorities and attracted key investments to Singapore, helping to grow the electronics and precision engineering sectors in the country.

Today, the electronics industry is a key industry supporting Singapore’s economic growth – it was the largest contributor to the country’s GDP from the manufacturing sector at nearly six percent in 2018.
Beng Kong is a Siemens-EDB scholar, with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He also graduated with Auszeichnung (summa cum laude) with a Diplom (Master of Science) specialising in Communications and Computer Engineering from the same university.

Beng Kong is married with two children.