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Management
  • Young-Joon (YJ) Kim
    · Board of Directors, Member of the Risk Committee and Chief Executive Officer
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    이미지 Mr. YJ Kim became our Chief Executive Officer in May 2015 and has also served as a director on our Board since that time. In February 2020, Mr. Kim assumed the additional role of General Manager of the Display business to capitalize on attractive growth opportunities in OLED display and other relevant emerging markets. He is also serving as the acting General Manager of Foundry Services Group, a position he has held since January 2019. Mr. Kim joined our company in May 2013 and served as our Executive Vice President and General Manager, Display Solutions Division. He was promoted to Interim Chief Executive Officer in May 2014. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Kim held a variety of senior management roles at several global semiconductor firms in a career spanning about 31 years. His past roles include marketing, engineering, product development and strategic planning, and his product expertise includes microprocessors, network processors, FLASH, EPROM, analog, mixed-signal, sensors, workstations and servers. Immediately before joining our company, Mr. Kim served as Vice President, Infrastructure Processor Division, and General Manager of the OCTEON Multi-Core Processor Group of Cavium, Inc., where he worked from 2006 to 2013. Prior to Cavium, Mr. Kim served as Core Team Lead and General Manager of the Tolapai Program at Intel Corporation from 2004 to 2006. In 1998, Mr. Kim co-founded API Networks, a joint venture between Samsung and Compaq, where he served as the head of product management, worldwide sales and business development for Alpha processors. Prior to API Networks, Mr. Kim served as Director of Marketing at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Kim began his career as a product engineer at Intel Corporation. Mr. Kim holds B.S. and M. Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Our Board has concluded that Mr. YJ Kim is a valuable member of the Board based on his understanding of our company’s products and technology as our Chief Executive Officer and his deep knowledge of the semiconductor industry.
  • Young Soo Woo
    · Chief Financial Officer
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    이미지 Mr. Young Soo Woo was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company in May 2020. Prior to joining MagnaChip, in 2020, Mr. Woo served as Chief Executive Officer of CoreeGroup which owns and manages companies engaged in infant care service, pharmaceuticals and related research and technology businesses. Before CoreeGroup, from 2017 to 2019, he served as the Group Chief Financial Officer of Chong Kun Dang Holdings Corporation (“CKDH”), a public company and leading Korean pharmaceutical conglomerate, and also served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2018 to 2019. Before joining CKDH, Mr. Woo served as the General Secretary of the Kochon Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the founder of CKDH, from 2016 to 2017. In 2015, Mr. Woo served as the acting President of Dong-A One, having been appointed to implement an internal restructuring plan. Prior to that, Mr. Woo served various management positions at technology and manufacturing companies, including as Head of Strategic Planning Office and Deputy Head of Finance Office of KT Corporation and as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Hankook Tire. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Woo worked at Hanaro Telecom, one of the largest broadband Internet access providers in South Korea. Working in strategy and finance departments, he played a key role listing Hanaro Telecom on NASDAQ in 2000. Mr. Woo has an extensive background in financial planning and analysis, cost control, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and risk management. Mr. Woo earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Seoul National University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Cornell University.
  • Theodore Kim
    · Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
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    이미지 Mr. Theodore Kim (T. Kim) became our Chief Compliance Officer in May 2015, and became our General Counsel and Secretary in November 2013. Mr. T. Kim previously served as our Senior Vice President from November 2013 to May 2015. Prior to joining MagnaChip, Mr. T. Kim served as Head Lawyer, Global Business Development at Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance from October 2012 to October 2013. Mr. T. Kim was employed by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, a law firm, from October 2005 to July 2012, serving most recently as Of Counsel. Prior to that, he served as Foreign Legal Consultant at Kim & Chang, a law firm in Korea, from 2001 to 2005, and prior to that, he worked as an associate attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP, a law firm, from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Kim holds a B.A. degree in Economics and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and a J.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.
  • Woung Moo Lee
    · General Manager of Worldwide Sales
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    이미지 Mr. Woung Moo Lee was named as General Manager of Worldwide Sales since June of 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Lee served as General Manager of Worldwide Sales and Power Solutions from February 2020. Mr. Lee had been appointed as General Manager of the Standard Products Group in 2015 and prior to that served as our Senior Vice President, Korea Sales from 2013. Before joining our company, he was one of the founding executives and served as Vice President of Global Strategy and Marketing, Samsung LED Co., Ltd. from 2009 to 2011. In 1984, Mr. Lee began his career as a memory semiconductor design engineer and served as Vice President of Memory Strategy & Marketing Team at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. until 2009. Mr. Lee received the prestigious “Proud Samsung Employee Award” in 2005 and holds a B.S. degree in Electron.
Board of Directors
  • Young-Joon (YJ) Kim
    · Board of Directors, Member of the Risk Committee and Chief Executive Officer
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    Mr. YJ Kim became our Chief Executive Officer in May 2015 and has also served as a director on our Board since that time. In February of 2020, Mr. Kim assumed the additional role of General Manager of the Display business to capitalize on attractive growth opportunities in OLED display and other relevant emerging markets. He is also serving as the acting General Manager of Foundry Services Group, a position he has held since January 2019. Mr. Kim joined our company in May 2013 and served as our Executive Vice President and General Manager, Display Solutions Division. He was promoted to Interim Chief Executive Officer in May 2014. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Kim held a variety of senior management roles at several global semiconductor firms in a career spanning nearly 30 years. His past roles include marketing, engineering, product development and strategic planning, and his product expertise includes microprocessors, network processors, FLASH, EPROM, analog, mixed-signal, sensors, workstations and servers. Immediately before joining our company, Mr. Kim served as Vice President, Infrastructure Processor Division, and General Manager of the OCTEON Multi-Core Processor Group of Cavium, Inc., where he worked from 2006 to 2013. Prior to Cavium, Mr. Kim served as Core Team Lead and General Manager of the Tolapai Program at Intel Corporation from 2004 to 2006. In 1998, Mr. Kim co-founded API Networks, a joint venture between Samsung and Compaq, where he served as the head of product management, worldwide sales and business development for Alpha processors. Prior to API Networks, Mr. Kim served as Director of Marketing at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Kim began his career as a product engineer at Intel Corporation. Mr. Kim holds B.S. and M. Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Our Board has concluded that Mr. YJ Kim is a valuable member of the Board based on his understanding of our company’s products and technology as our Chief Executive Officer and his deep knowledge of the semiconductor industry.
  • Kyo-Hwa (Liz) Chung
    · Board of Directors
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    Ms. Chung was appointed as our director in July 2020. Ms. Chung currently serves as the Head of Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, for Microsoft Korea, a position she has held since November 2018. Prior to Microsoft Korea, Ms. Chung was with the Korean law firm Kim & Chang, from April 2003 until November 2018, most recently as a partner focusing on the areas of international disputes, government investigations and crisis management. During September 2008 to March 2009, Ms. Chung was engaged with the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, as a visiting attorney at its New York office. Ms. Chung served as a judge on the Seoul Administrative Court from 2001 to 2003 and the Seoul Central District Court from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Chung received an LLM degree from Harvard Law School in 2008, and a Bachelor of Law degree from Korea University in 1996. Ms. Chung is licensed to practice law in Korea and New York.
  • Melvin L. Keating
    · Board of Directors, Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
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    Mr. Keating became our director in August 2016. Mr. Keating serves as a consultant, providing investment advice and other services to private equity firms and corporations, since November 2008. In addition, since September 2015, Mr. Keating serves as a director of Agilysys Inc., a leading technology company that provides innovative software for point-of-sale (POS), property management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management and mobile and wireless solutions and services to the hospitality industry. Mr. Keating also currently serves as a director of Harte Hanks, Inc., a leader in developing customer relationships, experiences and defining interaction-led marketing. During the past five years, Mr. Keating also served on the boards of directors of the following public companies: SPS Commerce, Inc. (2018-2019); Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (2018-2019); Red Lion Hotels Corporation (2010-2017); and API Technologies Corp (2011-2016). Mr. Keating holds a B.A. degree in Art History from Rutgers University (where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar), as well as an M.S. in Accounting (he was a Shell Oil Fellow) and an M.B.A. in Finance (he was a Benjamin Franklin Fellow), both from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Keating should serve on the Board based upon his extensive experience advising technology companies.
  • Ilbok Lee
    · Board of Directors, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of the Risk Committee
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    Dr. Lee has been our director since August 2011. Dr. Lee was an advisor/consultant to the Configurable Mixed-signal Business Unit of Dialog Semiconductor, Inc., which acquired Silego Technology Inc., a semiconductor company from October 2017 to December 2018. Dr. Lee served as Executive Chairman of Silego from August 2016 to October 2017. Dr. Lee served as Silego’s Chairman of the Board from March 2015 to August 2016 and as Silego’s Chief Executive Officer from Silego’s inception in October 2001 until August 2016. From April 1999 to September 2001, Dr. Lee served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Timing Division at Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a public semiconductor company, and from May 1992 to March 1999 served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IC Works, Inc., a semiconductor company he co-founded that was acquired by Cypress in 2001. Dr. Lee co-founded Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. (U.S.A.) in July 1983 and served in various positions at the company, including President and Chief Executive Officer, until May 1992. Prior to Samsung, Dr. Lee served in various technical and managerial positions at Intel and National Semiconductor. Dr. Lee served as a member of the board of directors for Sierra Monolithic, a privately held semiconductor company, from 2002 through 2009. Dr. Lee also served on the board of directors of two public companies: ESS Technology and V3 Semiconductor. Dr. Lee received a Ph.D. and M.S.E.E. from the University of Minnesota and a B.S.E.E. from Seoul National University. Our Board has concluded that Dr. Lee should serve on our Board based upon his extensive experience in the semiconductor industry.
  • Camillo Martino
    · Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Chair of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
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    Mr. Martino became our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board in June 2020 and director in August 2016. Mr. Martino currently also serves as a member of the board of directors for Sensera Limited. Mr. Martino also serves as a member of the board of directors at multiple privately-held companies, including VVDN Technologies and SAI Technology, CyberForza and KeraCel. Mr. Martino previously served as a director of Cypress Semiconductor from June 2017 through to April 2020 and was also the Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Image Inc. from January 2010 until the completion of its sale to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation in March 2015. From January 2008 to December 2009, Mr. Martino served as Chief Operating Officer of SAI Technology Inc., where he also served as a director from June 2006 to November 2010. From July 2005 to June 2007, Mr. Martino served as a director, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornice Inc. From August 2001 to July 2005, Mr. Martino served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Zoran Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Martino held multiple positions with National Semiconductor Corporation for a total of nearly 14 years, and in four different countries. Mr. Martino holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma from Monash University in Australia. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Martino should serve on the Board based upon his extensive experience advising technology companies.
  • Gary Tanner
    · Board of Directors, Chair of the Risk Committee and Member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee
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    Mr. Tanner became our director in August 2015. Mr. Tanner also served as our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from September 2016 to November 2018. Mr. Tanner served as a director of Winstek Semiconductor Corp. which is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (OTC) from September 2015 until November 2017 when majority ownership of Winstek Semiconductor was acquired by Siguard Corporation. Mr. Tanner served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of International Rectifier Corporation from January 2013 to July 2015. Mr. Tanner also served as a director at STATS ChipPac Ltd. from July 2012 until August 2015. Prior to joining International Rectifier Corporation, Mr. Tanner was the principal in GWT Consulting and Investments LLC, a firm that provided consulting services to International Rectifier Corporation from January through December 2012. Mr. Tanner previously served as Chief Executive Officer at Zarlink Semiconductor, Inc. (“Zarlink”), from May 2011 to October 2011, when Zarlink was acquired by Microsemi Corporation in October 2011. Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Zarlink, from November 2009 to May 2011, Mr. Tanner served as Chief Operating Officer at that company. Mr. Tanner joined Zarlink in August 2007 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations via the acquisition of Legerity, Inc., where Mr. Tanner served as the Vice President of Operations from November 2002 until August 2007. Before Legerity and Zarlink, Mr. Tanner worked for nine years at Intel Corporation, where he held various positions managing domestic and international manufacturing operations. Prior to Intel, Mr. Tanner held various management positions in fab operations at National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments and NCR Corporation. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Tanner should serve on the Board based upon his extensive experience in the semiconductor industry.
  • Nader Tavakoli
    · Board of Directors, Member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Risk Committee
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    Mr. Tavakoli became our director in November 2009. Mr. Tavakoli also served as our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from November 2018 to June 2020. Mr. Tavakoli is the former Chairman, CEO and President of Ambac Financial Group and Ambac Assurance Corporation, having led the operational and financial restructuring of Ambac from 2012 through 2016. Prior to assuming executive responsibility at Ambac, Mr. Tavakoli served as a financial advisor and independent director at the company, and served on the audit and compensation committees of Ambac’s board. Since 2013, Mr. Tavakoli has served as a Plan Administrator and Director of MF Global Inc., and also serves as the company’s court appointed Litigation Trustee charged with pursuing certain claims on behalf of the company’s stakeholders. Mr. Tavakoli also serves as the CEO and Plan Administrator of Cobalt International Energy and as the Trustee of TRU Taj LLC, the successor in interest of Toys R Us’ European and Australian operations. Mr. Tavakoli is also the Chairman and CEO of EagleRock Capital Management, a private investment partnership based in New York City. Prior to founding EagleRock in 2002, Mr. Tavakoli managed substantial investment portfolios with Odyssey Partners and Highbridge Capital Management. Mr. Tavakoli began his professional career as an attorney with the New York City law firm of Milbank, where he represented institutional clients in banking, litigation and corporate restructuring matters. Mr. Tavakoli previously served as Chairman of the Board of the holding company for Aman Resorts Group, an international hospitality and real estate development company, and was a director of NextWave Wireless, Inc., prior to that company’s acquisition by AT&T Inc. in January 2013. Mr. Tavakoli is the past chair of the Montclair State University Foundation Board and its investment committee. Mr. Tavakoli holds a B.A. in History from Montclair State University, where he was selected Valedictorian, and a Juris Doctor from the Rutgers Law School, where he was an Editor of the Rutgers Law Review. Mr. Tavakoli is a Governance Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Tavakoli should serve on the Board based upon his familiarity with our business and his extensive investing and corporate governance experience.