SOURCE: Razer

March 24, 2015 08:00 ET

Koh Boon Hwee Joins Razer Board Of Directors

Well-Known Investor and Seasoned Executive Brings Deep Operations and Finance Expertise

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2015) - Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced that Mr. Koh Boon Hwee has joined its board of directors.

Mr. Koh, a well-known angel investor, previously served as the chairman of Singapore Airlines Limited, Singapore Telecom Group (SingTel) and the DBS Bank Singapore. From January 1997 to September 2010, he served on the executive committee of Temasek Holdings. 

Mr. Koh is currently the non-executive chairman of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc., a publicly listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with a market capitalization in excess of US$8 billion. He is also the non-executive chairman of Sunningdale Tech Ltd, Yeo Hiap Seng Limited and Far East Orchard Limited, which are traded on the Singapore Stock Exchange. In addition, Mr. Koh currently serves on the board of publicly listed Agilent Technologies, Inc. in the United States. 

"Our board is pleased to welcome Boon Hwee, who has substantial expertise in finance and operations," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "His experience in guiding companies will be very valuable to us and we look forward to his contributions to Razer."

In addition to his other roles, Mr. Koh is the chairman of the board of trustees of Nanyang Technological University and is a director of the U.S.-based Hewlett Foundation.

A distinguished corporate leader and entrepreneur, Mr. Koh was named as the Outstanding Manager of the Year in 1991 by Business Times and DHL Worldwide, and he was conferred an International Herald Tribune Visionary and Leader honor in January 2003.

"Watching Razer grow into a leading global lifestyle brand has been nothing short of exciting," says Mr. Koh. "With award-winning achievements, the brand continually pushes the gaming industry forward in new ways, through innovations such as virtual reality, to connecting millions of people around the world with their proprietary communications platform. Razer has shown itself to be a leader in the enhancement of gamer experiences. I look forward to being part of its journey forward."

Mr. Koh received his Bachelor's Degree (first-class honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, and his MBA (with distinction) from Harvard Business School. He joins recent Razer Board of Directors appointees Gideon Yu and Michael Pfeiffer.

About Razer:

Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.

Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted "Best of CES" award consecutively for five years, the company's leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide.

Razer's award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.

Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. For more information visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.

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