Board of Directors

To achieve good corporate governance, the main duties of MediaTek’s Board of Directors are including:


Title Name Date Elected Selected Education & Past Positions
Chairman Ming-Kai Tsai July 05, 2021 - Master, Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, USA
- President of the 2nd Business Group, UMC
Vice Chairman & CEO Lih-Shyng Tsai July 05, 2021 - Ph.D., Material Science and Engineering, Cornell University
- Chairman and CEO, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.
- President and CEO, TSMC
Director & President Joe Chen July 05, 2021 - Master, Electrical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University
- Engineers of Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
Director Cheng-Yaw Sun July 05, 2021 - B.S., Chung Yuan Christian University of Taiwan
- Managing Director, HP China
Director Kenneth Kin July 05, 2021 - Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering and Applied Physics, Columbia University, USA
- Senior VP, Worldwide Sales & Services, TSMC
- Microelectronics VP of worldwide sales, IBM
- Professor, Department of Economics, National Tsing Hua University
Independent Director Chung-Yu Wu July 05, 2021 - Ph.D., Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University
- President, National Chiao Tung University
Independent Director Peng-Heng Chang July 05, 2021 - Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Purdue University
- VP, Human Resources / Materials Management & Risk Management, TSMC
- Chairman, Motech Industries, Inc.
Independent Director Ming-Je Tang July 05, 2021 - Ph.D., Business Management, MIT, USA
- Associate Professor with tenure, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Professor and Chair of Industrial and Business Management Department, Chang Gung University
- Visiting Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Vice President, National Taiwan University
Independent Director Syaru Shirley Lin May 31, 2023 - Ph.D., Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
- Managing Director, Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co

Diversification policy for the composition of our Board members

The Company has a diversification policy for the board of directors. According to this policy, the composition of the Company’s board of directors should be diversified. According to the Company’s operations, business models and development needs, the selection of members with diversified backgrounds and perspectives includes but it is not limited to gender, age, nationality, culture, education background, professional background (such as law, accounting, industry, finance, marketing or technology), professional skills and industry experience, etc.

In addition, the consideration factors for the nomination of board members also include that the director candidates should have a reputation for integrity, outstanding achievements, experience and reputation in various professional fields, and promise to invest sufficient time to participate in the supervision of the Company’s business, and have the ability to assist in operation and management abilities, and contribute to the Company’s success. In the case of independent directors, their qualifications shall meet the requirements of laws and regulations.

The current board of directors of the Company consists of nine directors, including four independent directors (44%) and three directors employed by the Company (33%). All directors’ nationality is ROC. Regarding the age of directors, there are two directors aged between 51 and 55, two aged between 66 and 70, four aged between 71 and 75, and one aged between 76 and 80. Members of the board of directors have relevant professional backgrounds in science and technology, finance and economics. Their industry experiences cover various fields in the semiconductor industry, including upstream wafer foundry (including Director Lih-Shyng Tsai, Director Kenneth Kin, and Independent Director Peng-Heng Chang), IC design engaged by the Company (including Director Ming-Kai Tsai, Director Joe Chen, and Independent Director Chung-Yu Wu), downstream end product applications (Director Cheng-Yaw Sun), and financial (Independent Director Ming- Je Tang and Independent Director Syaru Shirley Lin).

In addition, in order to achieve diversity in the background, experience and expertise of the board of directors for diverse perspectives, the board of directors of the Company should include at least one director with academic background, at least one director with accounting or finance expertise, and at least one director with business management experience. Currently, four of the nine directors have been working in the academic community for a long time (including Professor Emeritus Chung-Yu Wu of NYCU, President Ming-Je Tang of CGU, Honorary Chair Professor Kenneth Kin of NTHU, and Research Professor Syaru Shirley Lin of UVA), six directors have finance experience (including Director Ming-Kai Tsai, Director Lih-Shyng Tsai, Director Joe Chen, Independent Director Peng-Heng Chang, Independent Director Ming- Je Tang, and Independent Director Syaru Shirley Lin), and seven directors have business management experience (including Director Ming-Kai Tsai, Director Lih-Shyng Tsai, Director Joe Chen, Director Cheng-Yaw Sun, Director Kenneth Kin, Independent Director Peng-Heng Chang, Independent Director Syaru Shirley Lin). The Company has reached the goal of constructing a board of diversity. The industry experience and diversity performance of the Company are as following: