Kandou Appoints Needham & Company’s Hanqing (Helen) Li to its Board of Directors
Exceptional International Investment and Banking Finance Expertise; First-Hand Knowledge, Understanding of Semiconductor R&D, Marketing and Sales
Kandou, an innovative leader in high-speed, energy-efficient chip-to-chip link solutions that improve the way the world connects and communicates, today appointed Hanqing (Helen) Li, Managing Director and Head of China Investment Banking for Needham & Company, to its board of directors.
Helen Li is a welcome addition to the Kandou board. Her exceptional knowledge and understanding of the semiconductor industry and international investment and banking expertise make her an ideal sounding board for our executives. We look forward to her contributions.
Ms. Li joined Needham & Company, an independent investment bank and asset management firm specializing in advisory services and financing for growth companies, in 2011, focusing on technology investment banking and Needham’s China practice.
With 20 years of operational and investment banking experience, she has advised more than 60 transactions including public and private financings as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&As) with a total transaction size above $35 billion. Ms. Li specializes in cross-border initial public offerings and M&As involving complex deal structures and cross-cultural negotiation.
Prior to Needham, she worked in the semiconductor industry in R&D, technical marketing and sales roles. Ms. Li was a Design Engineer while employed by Micron Technology, a Senior Design Engineer at Marvell Technology and served as Strategic Sales Manager at InvenSense, a TDK Group company. She also worked for Chinese venture capital firms Qiming Ventures and Gobi Partners on industry research, deal sourcing and due diligence.
Ms. Li received her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
Kandou has all the characteristics of a successful, well-run technology company and I’m pleased to join its board. It will be my pleasure to work closely with Kandou’s leadership to ensuring it meets or exceeds its business objectives.