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UTStarcom is led by a dynamic and experienced team with extensive global business expertise and a successful commercial track record.  Our management team is focused on executing an aggressive growth strategy designed to ensure UTStarcom is a top-tier telecommunications infrastructure provider with a globally competitive product portfolio able to do business in multiple key markets around the world.

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Tim Ti
CEO & Director

Mr. Ti has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2016, and as a director of the Board of Directors since November 2016. Mr. Ti brings more than twenty years of business and management expertise to the Company. He previously served as the CEO of Virtual Gateway Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of UTStarcom. Prior to that, Mr. Ti served various roles at UTStarcom, including Senior Vice-President of Advanced Network Architecture Technologies, Senior Vice-President of Research & Development, and General Manager of the Broadband Business Unit. Before joining UTStarcom, Mr. Ti was the Director of Application & Marketing of Advanced Communication Devices Corporation, which was acquired by UTStarcom in 2001. He received a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University in 1993.

Zhaochen Huang
Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Japan and Korea

Dr. Huang joined the Company since 2011 and brings with him more than twenty-five years of business and management expertise. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Vice-President of Global Operations and General Manager of UTStarcom India.  Dr. Huang came to the Company from Soliton Systems, K.K. where he served in various capacities including General Manager of Soliton Systems Inc., USA and VP of Research and Development of Soliton Systems Shanghai.  Prior to that, Dr. Huang worked at SECOM Co., LTD. and Nanjing Institute of Solid Device. He received his doctorate degree of Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Eric Lam
Vice President of Finance

Mr. Eric Lam is Vice President of Finance responsible for overseeing UTStarcom’s global finance and accounting function since October, 2016.  During his previous tenure with UTStarcom, he has held various senior financial management positions supporting sales and global supply chain operations.

Prior to rejoining UTStarcom, Eric served as a special advisor to Shanghai Phicomm Communications.  His professional career includes senior financial and operational management positions with The Gillette Company, Hewlett Packet Corporation, China Light and Power and other multinationals, as well as, start-up companies. Eric has multi-faceted global and international experience spanning the high technology, semi-conductor, energy, consumer products and defense industries.

Eric was educated in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s in business administration degree from Columbia Business School.

Steven Chen
Senior Vice President of Product & Technology

Steven Chen has more than 20 years experience in telecom area. Mr. Chen currently serves as Senior Vice President of Product & Technology and has led the function since May 2016. Previously he served various management roles in product management, marketing and R&D. Before joining UTStarcom in 2003, Mr. Chen served as leader of product marketing and technical at Hangzhou ECI Telecommunication Co. Ltd. He received an MBA degree from Zhejiang University in 2009 and a Bachelor of System Engineering from Xiamen University in 1995.

Lingrong Lu
Vice President of Optical Network Systems R&D (ONS R&D)

Dr. Lingrong Lu has twenty years of telecommunication industry experience. She had worked in UTStarcom for twelve years since 2002, taking various management role in R&D system engineering and product management in ONS, NGN and IPTV product lines; and she rejoined the company in September 2016, managing ONS R&D Department. Prior to rejoining UTStarcom, Lingrong served as SDN/NFV Marketing Expert in Huawei Technologies. In her early working experience (1999-2002), she had worked in Nokia (ex. Lucent Technologies) in Singapore CDMA GTS and Shenzhen R&D center. Lingrong graduated from Zhejiang University in 1993 with Bachelor of Engineering, major in Electrical Engineering; and received Doctor’s Degree from same university in 2014.

Guoqi Jiang
Vice President of Manufacturing

Mr. Guoqi Jiang has more than twenty years of manufacturing management experience. Mr. Jiang served as our Vice President of Manufacturing since October 2016.  He joined the company in April 2008, in charge of manufacturing management and served as Manufacturing Senior Director since March 2011. Previously, he had worked in Tian Jin Automatic Instruments Company as manufacturing undersecretary from 1990 to 1994, and worked in Motorola for more than 10 years as production and logistic manager. He graduated from Tianjin University in June 1990. He received a Bachelor degree in Industrial Automatic Instrument and a Bachelor degree in Enterprise Management.

Ellen Chen
Vice President of Global Human Resource & Administration

Ms. Ellen Chen has more than twenty years of management experiences in HR and Administration area. Ms. Chen served as Vice President of Global Human Resource and Administration since January 2015 and led the Global HRA function since the beginning of 2014. Previously, Ellen has served at UTStarcom for about 12 years in senior HR management roles. Before joining UTStarcom, Ellen served as Director of HRA at Zhong Li Telecommunication & Technology Group and held various management roles at Jiale Software and Swiss Band Automatic System Engineering Co., Ltd., including managing functions of HR, Administration, IT & Marketing & Finance. Ellen received a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai University in 1993 and the qualification certifications of Human Resources Professional (HRP) and Engineer.