Versum Materials, Inc., a leading materials supplier to the semiconductor industry, welcomes Meili Chen to the company as the new Vice-President, Human Resources.

Chen brings an additional depth of knowledge and experience in human resources that are critical to the company’s future, specifically in Asia. In this role, she is responsible for Versum’s global human resources function and broadening the company’s global talent development and performance management systems as Versum evolves to meet its future human capital needs in the regions in which it operates.

“Meili’s deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities companies face as they build their Asia infrastructures and capabilities will be of great value to Versum, given our significant investments in the region, as Asia represents over 80% of our industry,” stated Guillermo Novo, President and CEO of Versum Materials. 

“Our industry is in a knowledge industry and developing our talent globally is critical to our future,” he added. 

Chen is originally from Taiwan and has broad human resources experience with several materials and technology-focused companies, including GE, Cigna, Rohm and Haas, Dow, Valspar, Danaher and FMC, in both Asia and the US. Most recently, she was the Global Head of Human Resources at FMC’s Agricultural Solutions business.

Chen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Tamkang University in Taiwan, a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas and is a Master of Arts candidate in Communication from the University of Hawaii.