Board of Directors

Cher Wang

Chairwoman
Cher Wang has established a number of successful IT-related businesses, including co-founding HTC Corporation in 1997. She is currently Chairwoman of companies, and holds leadership roles in numerous other enterprises and organizations.

Cher is active in the international business community, participating as an Industry Partner at the World Economic Forum and as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). In 2010, Cher co-founded the ABAC Women’s Forum to identify capacity-building policy recommendations that enhance opportunities for women in business, and to hold outreach activities within APEC economies.

Cher’s business achievements have been widely acclaimed in major international media. In 2011, she received the 20th spot on both Forbes’ and Fortune’s annual ‘most powerful women’ lists.

Cher graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a devout Christian. She is married with two children.

HT Cho

Director
HT Cho is the Co-founder of HTC and currently sits on the Board of Directors. HT is the Chairman and Founder of the HTC Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports and promotes a number of programs in education, character development and cross-cultural awareness. By helping educators, parents, students and public officials focus on character building, the HTC Foundation hopes to build caring communities where strong values, teamwork and positive thinking can flourish.

To date, the Foundation has funded leadership training courses for over 13,000 elementary, secondary and post-secondary teachers and administrators in Taiwan. The Foundation has been recognized by Yuli Township in Hualien County in December 2006 and Longtan Township in Taoyuan County in June 2007 for promoting “Township Character” plans. These plans promote character development for officials working in township offices, police stations, public hospitals, fire brigades and other public sector positions.

Before founding HTC, HT worked for the Digital Equipment Corporation from 1975 to 1996, ultimately serving as Head of Taiwan Engineering. Prior to dedicating himself to the HTC Foundation, HT served as President of HTC from 1997 to 2004 and was CEO from 2004 to 2005. His hard work, dedication, and passion for excellence have helped HTC form a corporate culture and work environment that emphasizes integrity, innovation and quality.

HT graduated from the National Taipei Institute of Technology, majoring in Electronic Engineering.

Wen-Chi Chen

Director
Wen-Chi Chen was appointed President and CEO of VIA Technologies Inc. in 1992. Under Mr. Chen’s leadership, VIA has transformed from a chipset designer to a leading developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions driving innovation in PCs, notebooks, thin clients and embedded systems. Mr. Chen has served on the Boards of Directors of, or as an advisor to, numerous companies in the IT industry.

Mr. Chen was selected as a top entrepreneur by BusinessWeek in its 2001 “The Stars of Asia: 50 Leaders at the Forefront of Change.” A graduate of the National Taiwan University and the California Institute of Technology, Mr. Chen is a committed Christian and is married with two children.

David Bruce Yoffie

Director
Professor David B. Yoffie is the Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. A member of the HBS faculty since 1981, Professor Yoffie received his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Brandeis University, and his Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. Professor Yoffie served as Chairman of the HBS Strategy Department from 1997-2002, Chairman of the Advanced Management Program from 1999-2002, and currently chairs Harvard's Young Presidents' Organization.

Outside of HBS, Professor Yoffie's responsibilities include serving on the Boards of Directors of Intel Corporation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and MindTree Ltd. At the time of his appointment to Intel's Board in 1989, Professor Yoffie was the youngest outside Director amongst those of America's largest 150 industrial corporations. Over the last decade, Professor Yoffie has served as lead Independent Director of Intel, and on the Boards of numerous companies, including Charles Schwab, Spotfire, and E Ink.

Chen-Kuo Lin

Independent Director
Chen-Kuo Lin is Chairman of the Tunghai University and Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation. Mr. Lin has extensive experience in government affairs and was previously Chairman of Taiwan Asset Management Corporation, Chairman of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, and Minister of Finance of the R.O.C. He has also served as a professor at the Department of Economics of the National Taiwan University.

Mr. Lin received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National Taiwan University and took advanced economic studies at the Oklahoma State University and Harvard University.

Josef Felder

Independent Director
Josef Felder is a professional Director, serving 10 companies as Chairman or Board member, and drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry. Mr. Felder has served as Chief Executive Officer of Flugahfen Zürich AG, and has held a number of senior leadership positions at Crossair. During his tenure as CEO of Zurich Airport, Mr. Felder was President of SIAA (Swiss International Airport Association), a member of the Executive Committee of Aerosuisse, and Board member of ACI (Airport Council International) in Brussels.

Mr. Felder is today Chairman of The Nuance Group AG and Flaschenpost AG. He is Chairman of the Board of the Children Foundation‚ Pro Juventute, and is Independent Director of a number of Swiss companies. Mr. Felder completed an Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2006.

Vincent Thai

Independent Director
Mr. Vincent Thai is currently the chairman of four companies including Playmind Ltd, National Products Ltd, Sweet N Fun Ltd, and Toy Plus Far East Ltd. He is experienced in corporate governance and entrepreneurship. Sweet N Fun Ltd is the leading brand of candy vending machines. Since being the general manager of M & D Toys, Inc from 1985, he has 35 years of experience in leading companies. He understands the company's leadership strategies in different periods and strengthens the team's coherence through a culture of trust.

Vincent Thai graduated from the Department of Marketing at the University of Southern California, believes in Christianity, and is actively involved in church-related philanthropy. He is married and has 7 children.

Daniel Wu (Yeong-Cheng Wu)

Member of the Compensation Committee
Feb 2012 – Now Preacher, Torch Church

Experiences
August 2003 – Jan 2012: Vice President, VIA Technologies
June 2001 – July 2003: Senior Director, Advantech Technologies
July 1999 – May 2001: Sales Manager, Cisco Taiwan
Oct 1995 – July 1999: AVP, Tripod Technologies
Nov 1988 – Oct 1995:IBM Taiwan System Engineer

Education
1986 – 1988: NTU MS
1980 – 1984: Department of Electrical Engineering, NTU
1977 – 1980: The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University

Cher Wang
Chairwoman

HT Cho
Director

Wen-Chi Chen
Director

David Bruce Yoffie
Director

Chen-Kuo Lin
Independent Director

Josef Felder
Independent Director

Vincent Thai
Independent Director

Daniel Wu (Yeong-Cheng Wu)
Member of the Compensation Committee