Chandramohan Subramaniam was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad on 1 March 2022.
A seasoned executive with over 40 years’ experience in the medical device and semiconductor industry, Chandra is recognised for his expertise and direct leadership in the areas of Research & Development, Technology, Operations and Quality functions.
Prior to this role, he was Group Vice President of Research & Development at Medtronic, Minneapolis where he spearheaded the transformation of Restorative Therapy Group R&D, improved R&D productivity by 20 per cent and enabled several key product launches, amongst others.
He is well versed and experienced in the field of manufacturing start-ups, specifically large, complex organisations in diverse cultural settings including Malaysia, Mexico, Japan, Philippines and the United States of America.
He began his career at Hitachi Semiconductor Group Malaysia as Quality Control Engineer for three years before moving to Motorola (now known as ON Semiconductor) where he spent 20 years in several leadership roles, including Director of Manufacturing (Asia). With his demonstrated leadership and expertise in delivering the business’ technical and executive strategies, he took on leadership roles in the areas of R&D and Operations at Medtronic where he served from 2007 to 2020.
He also sits on the Board of IceMos Technology Corporation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from University of Manchester, England. He is also a Certified Quality Engineer (“ASQC”) and a Certified Reliability Engineer (“ASQC”).