Vedanta Appoints Lawrence (Wong Chee Yoong) to Drive Human Capital Strategies for Semiconductor Business

Brings 24 years of experience in the global semiconductor industry

Mumbai, April 5, 2023: Vedanta today announced the appointment of Lawrence (Wong Chee Yoong)  as Senior Director – Human Resources (HR) for its semiconductor business.  Lawrence will lead the overall human capital strategies for the business as the company looks at establishing a state-of-the-art semiconductor fab unit and semiconductor assembling and testing unit in India. He will be responsible for hiring the best global talent and building the company’s talent pipeline across multiple functions.

“We are pleased to welcome Lawrence,” said David Reed, CEO, Vedanta-Foxconn Semiconductors Limited (VFSL). “The entire world is watching as India takes the lead in establishing the country’s first semiconductor fab. With his rich experience in leading the Human Resources function for some of the top global semiconductor companies, Lawrence will play a key role in helping attract top talent to India.”

Lawrence has a broad technical background with more than 24 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, engaging in HR consultancy, business development and technology/process transfer and operations tech start-up.

Speaking about his new assignment, Lawrence said, “I am excited to join Vedanta-Foxconn Semiconductors Limited. I look forward to bringing my industry knowledge and global experience in helping establish India’s first semiconductor fab.”

Lawrence joins Vedanta from Lighthouse Global Resources, where he was Global Strategic Director for semiconductor/technology practices. He has worked with the world’s leading fabless, foundries and technology companies for customized and total talent management solutions.  His expertise includes executive leadership search, organizational and leadership development, employer branding and talent retention.

Lawrence has served as General Manager of Photronics Singapore, responsible for P&L and Operations. He began his career in 1999 with SSMC, a joint venture between Philips Semiconductor (now NXP) and TSMC, as part of the team responsible for technology transfer of the Singapore 8” wafer fab start-up.

Lawrence earned his bachelor’s in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

About Vedanta-Foxconn Semiconductors Limited (VFSL)  

Vedanta-Foxconn Semiconductors Limited (VFSL) is a joint venture between Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. – better known as Foxconn (鴻海精密), a Taiwanese multinational electronics giant, and Vedanta Resources Limited, a globally diversified natural resources company.  VFSL will establish an integrated semiconductor fab foundry in India. In phase 1, the company will set up capacity of 40,000 wafers per month to cater to applications in displays, consumer electronics, industrial, mobiles, network equipment and automotives.

 About Vedanta Group

Vedanta Group (“Vedanta”) is a diversified global natural resources and technology conglomerate. The group produces Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, Nickel, Aluminium, Power, Renewable Energy, and Display glass.   Vedanta has operations in India, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Korea and Taiwan.   Vedanta is foraying into the manufacture of semiconductors and displays, with plans to set up an integrated electronics center in India and is partnering with Foxconn for semiconductor manufacturing. With an empowered talent pool globally, Vedanta places strong emphasis on partnering with all its stakeholders based on the core values of trust, sustainability, growth, entrepreneurship, integrity, respect and care. Good governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta’s strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment, and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The group is focused on becoming the ESG leader in the natural resources sector and is committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner. It has pledged $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net zero operations. The group’s CSR philosophy is to eradicate poverty and malnutrition with a focus on development of women & children through the marquee project Nand Ghar.

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