Unisem (M) Berhad ("Unisem") or the "Company") today announced the retirement of Mr Ang Chye Hock as Group Chief Operating Officer effective 31 July 2012. Mr Ang will remain as Executive Director of the Company responsible for sales and business development for the Group.
Mr Ang will be succeeded by Mr Lee Hoong Leong as Group Chief Operating Officer ("Group COO") with effect from 1 August 2012. As Group COO, Mr Lee assumes responsibility for the Group’s overall operations in five countries, including Malaysia, UK, China, Indonesia and USA.
Mr Lee brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor packaging and test business. Prior to joining Unisem, Mr Lee was the President of UTAC, Advanced Wafer Level Interconnects. During his years with UTAC between 2001 to 2011, he held various positions as Vice President, Quality and Research & Development, Vice President of UTAC Operations, and President of UTAC Singapore operations and President of UTAC Shanghai operations concurrently. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Lee held management positions in quality, information technology, planning and facility in STATS Singapore before he was promoted as Vice President, Leadframe Products. Mr Lee began his career at Texas Instruments, Singapore in 1980 as an automation engineer. He held various managerial and engineering positions in Texas Instruments Singapore between 1980 to 1986. Mr Lee subsequently joined National Semiconductor, Singapore in 1986 and held various positions in research & development, purchasing & logisitcs and finally as operations manager.
Mr Lee Hoong Leong holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Singapore.Mr. John Chia Sin Tet, Chairman and group managing director of Unisem commented, “We warmly welcome Hoong Leong to the Unisem Group. Hoong Leong brings with him a wealth of experience in the industry and will no doubt further strengthen the executive resource of the Group and better enable us to pursue our development opportunities, whist also ensure focus on our transition into the new business model.”