Kai has 20 years of experience in semiconductor, advanced materials and high-tech industry, with expertise in business development, corporate strategy, finance, operations and cross-border M&A.
Prior to co-founding Nuovo Film, he was the Sr. Director of Corporate Strategy and M&A at Atmel Corporation where he has led corporate strategic investment projects in the areas of touch screen applications, IoT, LED lighting, smart grid, industrial and automotive. Kai also worked at McKinsey Silicon Valley Office as an Engagement Manager, where he served Fortune 500 companies across the high-tech value chain. Kai started his career at Xilinx Inc. as an operations manager and supply chain architect working closely with Cisco, UMC and Toshiba.
Kai got his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and B.E. from Tsinghua University.