Position and Responsibility
|Stipulating policy directives and objective guidelines for the Company’s operations and assigning managers to execute business operations.
|Implementing the resolution of the “board of directors” and the Company’s general administration.
|Based on the Articles of Association and under the authorization of the Board, the audit committee is in charge of guiding the operation of the audit department to conduct various audit projects by applying objective, fair and impartial attitudes to complete each project independently.
|Lead the business and the day-to-day operations.
|Lead the company technology development and product innovation.
|Ensure that the company and group funds balance risk and return and are invested in a manner that complies with regulations.
|Information Systems / Information Technology
|To connect and ensure global data flow from point to point safely, securely, and smoothly.
|Finance & Accounting
|Ensure the full disclosure and fair representation of the company’s financial status to all stakeholders, uphold internal controls and corporate governance to safeguard company values, optimally manage the company’s financial assets and liabilities to balance risks and returns, and contribute to the company’s sustainable business success with financial insights.
|Global Sustainability Center
|Establish a good governance system and strengthen management functions to maintain the occupational safety and health of stakeholders, protect the living environment, control greenhouse gas emissions, and achieve the vision of sustainable business development.
|Digital Transformation Office
|To collect user requirements of digital transformation and prioritize them based on the consensus of their importance and benefits. To elevate the Group’s long-term competitiveness by taking advantage of emerging technologies.
|Marcom & Investor Relations
|MarCom & PR manages brand, advertising, public relations, external content, external events, marketing materials, and external communication, to promote the company, maintain our reputation, and achieve business goals. IR Issuing and responding to the Company’s information to the external parties and handling relationships with domestic and international investors for better communication. Collecting information regarding market and industry changes to assist management strategy and decision making.
|Logistics & Customs
|The functions of logistics management include: managing import and export transportation, communicating logistics information, arranging cargo in-transit insurance, etc. The functions of customs management include: arranging import and export customs processes, handling bonded arrangements, and obtaining licenses and permits from government departments, etc.
|Human Resources & Legal Affairs
|The main functions of human resource management include: talent acquisition & talent development, training and development, compensation and benefits strategy and management, employee engagement & welfare management, performance management, employee relations, and corporate culture. The main functions of legal affairs include: collecting and sorting out legal information, and handling legal litigation cases · Examining legal records, reviewing contracts and related documents · Providing consultation or representing legal-related events.
|Business Group/ Units
|Collecting market information relevant to business objectives and strategies and providing effective support to daily operation to ensure economic efficiency.
Roger, Hwa-tse LiangChairman
Roger Liang currently serves as BizLink’s Chairman. Mr. Liang cofounded BizLink in 1996, where he served as CEO. Mr. Liang was voted as Chairman during BizLink’s IPO in 2011. Mr. Liang served as Greatlink USA’s CEO prior to cofounding BizLink, and has also been an R&D engineer at Cadence and at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC).
Mr. Liang has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in the USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.
Felix, Chien-hua TengChief Executive Officer
Felix Teng currently serves as BizLink’s CEO, Director, and Spokesperson. Mr. Teng was also a cofounder of the company, where he served as the General Manager of its wiring and connector subsidiaries, among other responsibilities. Mr. Teng was appointed to his current position of CEO in 2009 in preparation for BizLink’s IPO.
Mr. Teng has an MBA degree from San Francisco State University in the USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Control Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.
Annie, Inru KuoManaging Director
Annie Kuo currently oversees BizLink’s strategic planning and direction, and serves on the Board of Directors as well as the General Manager of select subsidiaries.
Ms. Kuo has a Master’s degree in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University in the USA, and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan.
Florian HettichChief Operating Officer
Florian Hettich currently serves as BizLink’s COO. Prior to joining BizLink via the IN BG acquisition, Mr. Hettich had been in charge of different Business Groups of LEONI AG across multiple sectors from 2010 to 2021. Mr. Hettich was located in Switzerland from 2016 to 2020 before returning to Germany in 2021 managing together the company's carve-out and sales process with the IN BG team.
Mr. Hettich holds a Master's degree in Engineering at Technical University of Karlsruhe and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Technical University of Munich.
Mike, Ming-tsun LinSr. Vice President of Computing and Transportation Business Group
Mike Lin currently serves as the SVP of Computing and Transportation Business Group in BizLink. Prior to BizLink, Mr. Lin served as VP of Delta Electronics (Americas) and held various positions as a strategic role for business development and management in Flex, Sun Microsystems, Cadence, and Hitachi.
Mr. Lin has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University in the U.S. and a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.
Christoph WolfSr. Vice President Electrical Appliances Business Unit
Christoph Wolf currently serves as the SVP for BizLink's Electrical Appliances Business Unit. He has held this position since 2009 as a key role in supporting the sales and acquisition process for the business unit. Prior to joining BizLink in 2017, Mr. Wolf spent six years working in a strategy consulting company, where he worked with clients from the electric and electronic industry sector, after which he joined the M&A department of LEONI AG WCS Division.
Mr. Wolf holds a Master's degree in Industrial Management from Ludwig-Maximilian's University in Munich, Germany, with a specialization in strategic management of information and communication.
Elk StegmannSr. Vice President of Industrial Business Group
Elk Stegmann currently serves as the SVP for the Industrial Solutions Business Group. Prior to joining BizLink via the acquisition of this Business Group, Mr. Stegmann has been in charge of different Business Units of LEONI AG focused on industrial, transportation and healthcare markets from 2007 to 2021. Before that time Mr. Stegmann worked for consulting companies implementing turnaround and restructuring projects for clients from various industries.
Mr. Stegmann holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering at Technical University of Darmstadt with a specialization in electrical transmission technology and international economic policies.
Charles, Tse-shen TsaiChief Financial Officer
Charles Tsai joined BizLink in 2022 as VP of Accounting and Controlling Department, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his previous roles as a strategic finance manager in TSMC, Accounting VP in Chunghwa Telecom, business controlling head in Liteon Group, and CFO of Taiwan Cement's Greater China Operations. He earned his CFA charter in 2005.
Mr. Tsai holds a Master's degree and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from National Taiwan University.
Terrence NgPlant General Manager (Southeast Asian & India)
Terrence Ng joined BizLink in 1999 and currently serves as Southeast Asia Region and India GM. Prior to this, Terrence Ng had served as Sales Manager and General Manager in Malaysia operations, and also in Supply Base Management positions in Daewoo and Iomega.
Terrence Ng holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Keele University in the UK and a Diploma in Business Management from Tunku Abdul Rahman University in Malaysia.
The Audit Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight of the quality and integrity of the accounting, auditing, reporting, and financial control practices of the Company. The Audit Committee is responsible to review the Company’s: financial reports; auditing and accounting policies and procedures; internal control systems; material asset or derivatives transactions; material lending funds, endorsements or guarantees; offering or issuance of any equity-type securities; legal compliance; related-party transactions and potential conflicts of interests involving executive officers and directors; Ombudsman reports; fraud investigation reports; corporate risk management; hiring or dismissal of an attesting CPA, or the compensation given thereto; and appointment or discharge of financial, accounting, or internal auditing officers.
Under R.O.C. law, the membership of the Audit Committee shall consist of all independent Directors. BizLink’s Audit Committee satisfies this statutory requirement. The Audit Committee annually conducts self-evaluation to assess the Committee’s performance and identify areas for further attention. BizLink’s Audit Committee is empowered by its Charter to conduct any study or investigation it deems appropriate to fulfill its responsibilities. It has direct access to BizLink’s internal auditors, the Company’s independent auditors, and all employees of the Company. The Committee is authorized to retain and oversee special legal, accounting, or other consultants as it deems appropriate to fulfill its mandate. Please consult BizLink’s Annual Report for the relevant year for the number of meetings convened and each member’s attendance rate.
Audit Committee Membership
The Company’s Board resolved to form the Remuneration Committee in 2011 as the Company’s compensation system for Directors and managers is an integral part of corporate governance and risk management. The “Compensation Committee Charter” marked a major step towards realizing the Company’s ideal incorporate governance. The Company was selected as a constituent stock of the TWSE “Corporate Governance 100 Index” in 2016.
Remuneration Committee Membership
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee
The Board Meeting on August 8, 2018 was chaired by Mr. Chien-Hua Teng and was attended by two Independent Directors. They resolved to establish a “Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee” This Committee is sub-divided into four task force teams, and covers corporate governance, economics, society, and the environment. They aim to establish and promote a strong set of corporate responsibility and sustainability practices to achieve better corporate governance, environmental protection, and fulfill the Company’s social responsibility. The Company conducted risk assessments of material issues in accordance with the principle of materiality of corporate social responsibility, and formulated the "Risk Management Policies and Procedures" in 2020 based on these assessments. The Committee will hold regular discussions, and make no less than one report to the Board every year.
Three meetings have been held in 2023, namely March 30, May 11 and November 10. The reports or proposals include: (1) Implementation progress report of the annual first-stage greenhouse gas inventory and verification schedule plan . (2) Annual internal board of directors and functional committee performance evaluation execution results report. (3) An external professional and independent organization conducts a report on the results and recommendations of the performance evaluation of the board of directors and functional committees. (4) Participate in the CG6013 (2021) corporate governance system evaluation results report. (5) Implementation progress report of the second phase of the annual greenhouse gas inventory and verification schedule. (6) Report on the implementation of sustainable development in 2022. (7) Implementation progress report of the third phase of annual greenhouse gas inventory and verification schedule. (8) Annual implementation report of risk management. (9) Implement the annual implementation report on prohibition of insider trading. (10) Annual implementation report on integrity management operations. (11) Annual implementation report of the intellectual property management plan. (12) In order to implement the sustainable development strategy, BizLink Technology Inc., the US headquarters, represents the group to join the "United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)". The progress of all reports or proposals is regularly reviewed, and the management team is urged to make adjustments when necessary. All the above-mentioned proposals were agreed by the participating members and submitted to the board of directors for report or consideration. The company's board of directors regularly listens to reports from the management team (including ESG reports) every year. The management must propose company strategies to the board of directors. The board of directors must evaluate the likelihood of success of these strategies and review and adjust the principles in advance based on the actual situation or the company's future development plan. Or arrange strategic directions accordingly as soon as possible.
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee Membership
In order to improve the functions of the board of directors and enhance decision-making efficiency, a "Strategy Committee" was established on March 30, 2023. The Strategy Committee consists of six members, Director ( Chairman ) Mr. Hwa-Tse Liang, Director Ms. Inru Kuo, Director Mr. Chien-hua Teng, Independent Director Mr. Jr-Wen Huang, Independent Director Mr. Chia-Jiun Cherng and Independent Director Mr. Lin, Chien-Cheng. Through their leadership decision-making ability, operational judgment ability, operation and management With their rich and diverse international market, industry knowledge, work experience and learning experience, the committee members have the ability and crisis management ability to formulate major growth strategies and achieve steady and sustained growth.
Main Responsibilities of The Strategy Committee
2. Major investment and merger and acquisition plans.
3. Risk management matters.
4. Other major strategic matters that may affect the future development of the company.
The term of the current committee members: May 11, 2023 to July 4, 2024. As of October 05, 2023, it has held 3 meetings (June 27, August 25, November 10). The meeting content is: (1) 2023 In March 2019, Penang held a group strategy meeting report. (2) How the Future Strategy Committee meets. (3) Report on the company’s organizational structure adjustment. The attendance status of committee members is as follows.
Strategy Committee Annual Meeting Attendance Status
|Actual Number of Seats (B)
|Number of Delegated Attendances
|The Number of Seats (Column) That Should Be Attended (A)
|Actual Attendance Rate % (B/A)
The Communication Between the Independent Directors and Internal Audit Supervisors
Regular discussions on the audit report are conducted by the Company’s internal auditor and audit committee, and the internal audit report is made at the meeting of audit committee on a quarterly basis. The independent auditors are also required to immediately communicate to the Audit Committee any material matters that they have discovered. During 2022, the Company’s independent auditors did not report any irregularities.
|2021 Nov. - Dec. Internal audit implementation and reporting
|1. 2022 Jan. Internal audit implementation and reporting
2. 2021 Internal audit assessment and“Internal Control Statement”
|2022 Feb. - Mar. Internal audit implementation and reporting
|2022 Q2 Internal audit implementation and reporting
|1. 2022 Q3 Internal audit implementation and reporting
2. Propose 2023 Audit Planning
3.The company revised the "Internal Audit Regulations" and "General Rules of Internal Control"
The communication channels between the Audit Committee and the Internal Audit manager functioned well. The Company’s independent auditors have presented the findings of their review or audits when required on the Company’s financial results and other matters required by laws and regulations to Audit Committee.
|2022 Q2 Audit result reporting
|2022 Q3 Audit result reporting
|2022 Audit result reporting
|2023 Q1 Audit result reporting
Internal Audit & Corporate Secretary
BizLink's Internal Audit function is an independent unit that reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Internal Audit works according to an annual plan, which needs to be approved by the Board of Directors. In addition, special audits or reviews are conducted as needed. The combination of the regular audits and the special projects provide management with feedback on the functioning of the internal control system; it gives management an additional channel to learn about existing or possible future weaknesses in the system and addresses them in a timely manner.
The company supplements the review activities by Internal Audit with documented self-assessments by the departments and operational units. Internal Audit sees to it that these activities do take place, and reviews the submissions to ensure the quality of the process; it consolidates the results of the self-assessments for the CEO and the Board of Directors.
There are eight full-time employees dedicated to Internal Audit, including managers and staffs.
The Board Meeting on January 1, 2020 resolved to appoint the Vice President of Strategic Investment, whom already had 3 prior years of related corporate governance experience, as the Company’s dedicated corporate governance officer. The Company’s corporate governance officer and his team are responsible for corporate governance and related matters, including the handling of matters relating to the Board, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Shareholders' meetings in accordance with relevant laws; assistance in onboarding and continuing the education of Directors; provision of information required for the performance of duties by Directors; and assistance in Directors' compliance with relevant laws, etc. In 2020, the cumulative number of training hours attended by the corporate governance officer on related topics was 18 hours. In 2022, it is estimated to be 12 hours.Continuing Education Training of Corporate Governance Officer in 2022
|Corporate Operating Sustainable Development Association
|Enterprise Merger and Acquisition Equity Investment Planning and Joint Venture Agreement Practice Analysis
|Securities & Futures Institute
|Directors and Supervisors (Including Independents) and Corporate Governance Executive Practice Advanced Seminar - Corporate Financial Crisis Early Warning and Type Analysis
|Taiwan Corporate Governance Association
|Operational Practices of Audit Committee
|Independent Director Association Taiwan
|The Board Reviews The Risk and Practical Operation
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