Nam Tai appointment of new CEO
Dec 05, 2006
Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. ("Nam Tai" or the "Company") (NYSE: NTE) announced that Mr. Warren Lee was appointed Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of the Company with a commencement date of December 1, 2006. Mr. Lee, since March 2004, has been a Director of one of the Company's subsidiaries Nam Tai Electronic & Electrical Products Limited ("NTEEP"), which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Mr. Lee started his career in corporate banking with ABN Amro Bank N.V. in 1988, before moving to the investment banking arm of Sun Hung Kai International Limited ("Sun Hung Kai") in 1992. He became a director of Yu Ming Investment Management Limited ("Yu Ming") in 1996, before joining Yu Ming in 1997. Both Yu Ming and Sun Hung Kai are merchant banks engaged in the business of new listings and corporate takeovers as well as investment management. Mr. Lee has advised in over 200 corporate transactions of listed companies in Hong Kong since 1992 including advising in relation to the proposed privatization of NTEEP in 2005.
Mr. Lee graduated from University of East Anglia in England in 1986, and obtained a Master of Science degree from The City University Business School in London in 1988. Mr. Warren Lee is licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 51 of the Laws of Hong Kong) to carry out securities advisory, corporate finance advisory and asset management activities.
"I am happy to see that our management team continues to be strengthened with a good balance between internally promoted individuals with proven track records, and externally recruited professionals who expand the knowledge and experience base of the existing management team," commented Mr. Koo, Nam Tai's Chairman. "The Company welcomes Mr. Lee to the Nam Tai team as CEO and is also looking to have a new Chief Financial Officer join the Company. Until a new Chief Financial Officer reports for duty, Ms. Patinda Lei, will continue to fill the duel role as Chairman of Zastron Electronic (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., and act as Chief Financial Officer of the Company."