NEW CHAIRMAN: The candidates are subject to approval at the annual shareholders’ meeting on June 21, the same day the new board is to elect Terry Gou’s successor
Date: May 11, 2019
By: Natasha Li / Staff reporter
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密) yesterday said that its board of directors has nominated five high-profile executives as candidates for its new board, one of whom is to be a potential successor to long-time chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘).
Hon Hai chief financial officer Huang Chiu-lien (黃秋蓮), who was once considered a front-runner for the chairmanship, was not on the company’s short list.
Board director candidates include Hon Hai executive vice president Lu Fang-ming (呂芳銘), Foxsemicon Integrated Technology Inc (京鼎) chairman Young Liu (劉揚偉), Foxconn Industrial Internet Co Ltd (富士康工業互連網) vice chairman Li Jie (李傑), Foxconn Interconnect Technology Ltd (鴻騰精密) chairman Lu Sung-ching (盧松青) and Sharp Corp president and chief executive officer Tai Jeng-wu (戴正吳).
While Gou remains on the short list for the new six-seat board, he said that he would not run for chairman to show his determination to run in next year’s presidential election, the Chinese-language Liberty Times (sister newspaper of the Taipei Times) reported.