June 25, 2002 – Singapore – Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing has named Chia Song Hwee president and CEO. He also joins the company’s board of directors.
Chia, previously Chartered’s senior VP, CFO, and chief administrative officer, succeeds Jim Norling who had been serving as interim CEO since April 2002.
“Chia is a natural and committed leader. He brings to the job an ideal blend of financial and business acumen, drive and passion for success. After completing a comprehensive global search process, the board decided that Chia was the best person to lead the Chartered team to its next level of performance and growth,” said Ho Ching, chairman of Chartered’s board of directors.
Since joining the company in 1996, Chia’s responsibilities have expanded to include the areas of finance, strategic development, technology alliances, and legal.
He played a leadership role in forming Chartered’s partnerships and business relationships over the past several years.
Chia joined Chartered from Schlumberger.