Kulicke & Soffa Industries (K&S) has hired Jonathan Chou as senior vice president (SVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), effective 13 December 2010. Chou will be based in Singapore. In this role he will succeed Michael Morris, who will advise the company on transition matters until 21 January 2011. Morris has served as K&S’s vice president and CFO since August 2009. Before that he was vice president, finance and treasurer for three years.
Chou is currently CFO of Feihe International, a company headquartered in Beijing. During the last number of years, he led many initiatives including guiding the company through its successful listing on the main board of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in June 2009, restructuring and redemption of convertible notes and improving the company’s reporting and internal controls.
Prior to joining Feihe International, Chou held Asia-Pacific regional CFO roles at Honeywell International, Tyco ADT and Lucent Technologies, where he played key roles in managing growth, right-sizing organisations and numerous efficiency initiatives in finance, planning and operations. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly a decade in banking, which started at Citibank in New York and Hong Kong.
Chou is fluent in Mandarin and holds an MBA degree from Duke University and BA degree from State University of New York at Buffalo.
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