Mr. Loh was appointed as chairman of the Management Board and President and Chief Executive Officer of ASM International on May 18, 2020.
Benjamin was previously senior VP for Oerlikon Corporation, responsible for Asia. He then joined Veeco Instruments Inc., an American thin-film process semiconductor equipment manufacturer, as senior VP and general manager for Asia, before becoming executive VP, responsible for global field operations. Benjamin then joined FEI Company as a senior executive, holding various positions responsible for sales and service and global business operations, before becoming COO. He later joined VAT Vacuum Valves as executive VP and a member of the group management board, where he was responsible for worldwide sales and marketing. His vast experience includes roles as a non-executive director for several companies (Schneeberger, Schweiter Technologies AG, and Liteq BV). He was also an advisory board member of Semi China.
Benjamin has a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from Tohoku University in Japan. A Singaporean national, he has lived in Japan, Hong Kong, China, the UK, and now the Netherlands.
Mr. Verhagen was appointed as a member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer of ASM International on June 1, 2021.
Paul has a proven track record and background in Dutch listed companies and the electronics industry. Starting in the early 1990s, he made a career at Royal Philips, fulfilling numerous executive positions in the Netherlands, the US, Hong Kong, and China. His last two assignments with the company – from 2007 until 2013 – were as executive VP and CFO of Philips Consumer Lifestyle, and executive VP and CFO of Philips Lighting. In 2014, he became the CFO and member of the Management Board of the Dutch stock-listed company Fugro N.V.
Paul holds a Master of Business Administration degree, and has a post-graduate degree as a Chartered Controller. He is a Dutch national.