By: Chung Jung-feng and Frances Huang
Taipei, May 10 (CNA) Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of Taiwanese manufacturing giant
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., has been nominated as a board member of the company, the firm revealed in a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange Friday.
But Gou, who declared his intention in mid-April to compete for the opposition Kuomintang’s nomination in the 2020 presidential election, responded by saying he will not seek to be reelected as chairman.
After Gou announced his presidential bid, the market has watched closely who will succeed him to become Hon Hai’s chairman to run the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic products, including Apple iPhones.
A board meeting held Friday decided on a list of nine board members. In addition to Gou, the other eight are: Lu Fang-ming (呂芳銘), Liu Yang-wei (劉揚偉), Lee Chieh (李傑), Lu Sung-ching (盧松青), Tai Jeng-wu (戴正吳) as well as three independent directors who are Wang Kuo-cheng (王國城), Kuo Ta-wei (郭大維), and Kung Kuo-chuan (龔國權), according to Hon Hai. [FULL STORY]