Infineon`s Management Board Gains Further International Expertise: Loh Kin Wah, Head of Asia Pacific, Appointed to Management Board
Loh Kin Wah will continue to be responsible for the Asia Pacific region and will work out of Singapore. Since the foundation of Infineon in April 1999 he was President and Managing Director of Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific. Under his leadership, Infineon has become one of the fastest growing semiconductor manufacturers in Asia. Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific now contributes around one third of the company´s global revenues.
In 1997, Loh was the first employee from Asia to be appointed as Managing Director of Siemens Microelectronics and retained this role after transferring to Infineon. Between 1993 and 1996, he was General Manager (Production) of Siemens Components Singapore. During this appointment, Siemens established its facilities in Batam, Indonesia and Wuxi, China. In 1995, he was presented with the Siemens Semiconductor Total Quality Management Award, the highest accolade conferred by the Siemens Semiconductor Group worldwide. He held a number of senior positions in Malaysia and Germany. Loh began his career at Siemens Components Malacca in 1978 as a quality engineer after earning an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.
Born in Malaysia, Loh, trained in business administration, speaks English, German, Mandarin and, of course, Malay fluently. Loh was conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Xidian University, China, in 2004 and is also a member of the Singapore Higher Education Accreditation Council under the Ministry of Trade & Industry. Previously, he held positions on the Board of Directors of National Science and Technology Board (Singapore) and Institute of Microelectronics (Singapore).