Philip Tan has served on our Board of Directors and as our Chairman of the Audit Committee since October 2003.He
also currently sits on the board of various companies including Guthrie GTS Ltd
and Singapore Food Industries Ltd.Mr. Tan
was in the commerce and industry sector for 11 years prior to entering the banking and financial sector.He
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the Overseas Union Bank
in 1979 holding various senior positions and retired in 2002 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Services.Mr. Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wolverhampton, UK.He also holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration from the Manchester Business School, UK.He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore, CPA (Australia), Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.
...Mr. Tan has overall responsibility for the coordination of Chartered's long-term strategic initiatives and serves as the liaison with the management team, as well as the external communication teams.Prior to his appointment, Mr. Tan served as our Vice President, Human Resources from July 1999 to July 2003.He joined our company in April 1996 as a human resource manager.Mr. Tan has more than 17 years of experience in the semiconductor industry.He began his career at National Semiconductor Manufacturer Pte Ltd in 1987 where he held various positions in engineering, production and human resource management.Mr. Tan later joined Creative Technology Ltd in 1994 and prior to joining our company, he was Creative Technology Ltd's Senior Manager, Human Resource.Mr. Tan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) from the National University of Singapore in 1987 and a Master of Science (Industrial and System Engineering) from the National University of Singapore in 1991.