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 May 27, 2024 - Master, Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, USA
- President of the 2nd Business Group, UMC
Vice Chairman & CEO Lih-Shyng Tsai May 27, 2024 - Ph.D., Material Science and Engineering, Cornell University
- Chairman and CEO, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.
- President and CEO, TSMC
Director & President & COO Joe Chen May 27, 2024 - Master, Electrical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University
- Engineers of Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
Director Cheng-Yaw Sun May 27, 2024 - B.S., Chung Yuan Christian University of Taiwan
- Managing Director, HP China
Independent Director Chung-Yu Wu May 27, 2024 - Ph.D., Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University
- President, National Chiao Tung University
Independent Director Peng-Heng Chang May 27, 2024 - Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Purdue University
- VP, Human Resources / Materials Management & Risk Management, TSMC
- Chairman, Motech Industries, Inc.
Independent Director Syaru Shirley Lin May 27, 2024 - Ph.D., Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
- Managing Director, Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co
Independent Director Yao-Wen Chang May 27, 2024 - Ph.D., Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
- IEEE CEDA President
- ACM Fellow/IEEE Fellow

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. Based on the Company’s operations, business models and development needs, the selection of members with diverse backgrounds and perspectives includes, but it is not limited to, gender, age, nationality, culture, educational background, professional background (such as law, accounting, industry, finance, marketing, or technology), professional skills, and industry experience.

In addition, the factors considered for the nomination of board members include that director candidates should have a reputation for integrity, outstanding achievements, experience, and reputation in various professional fields. They should also commit to investing sufficient time to participate in the supervision of the Company’s business, possess the ability to assist in operations and management, 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 eight directors, including four independent directors (50%) and three directors employed by the Company (37.5%). Regarding the age of directors, there is one director aged between 51 and 55, two aged between 56 and 60, one aged between 66 and 70, and four aged between 71 and 75. Members of the board of directors have relevant professional backgrounds in science and technology and finance. Their industry experiences cover various fields in the semiconductor industry, including upstream wafer foundry (including Director Lih-Shyng Tsai, 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), electronic design automation (EDA, Independent Director Yao-Wen Chang), downstream end product applications (Director Cheng-Yaw Sun), and finance (Independent Director Syaru Shirley Lin).

In addition, 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 financial expertise, and at least one director with business management experience. Currently, three of the eight directors have been working in the academic community for a long time (including Professor Emeritus Chung-Yu Wu of NYCU, Research Professor Syaru Shirley Lin of UVA, and Distinguished Professor Yao-Wen Chang of NTU), five directors have financial experiences (including Director Ming-Kai Tsai, Director Lih-Shyng Tsai, Director Joe Chen, Independent Director Peng-Heng Chang, and Independent Director Syaru Shirley Lin), and six directors have business management experience (including Director Ming-Kai Tsai, Director Lih-Shyng Tsai, Director Joe Chen, Director Cheng-Yaw Sun, Independent Director Peng-Heng Chang, Independent Director Syaru Shirley Lin). The Company has achieved its goal of constructing a diverse board. The diversity of industry experiences and professional competencies of the board of directors are as follows: