Lip-Bu Tan is Chairman and founder of Walden International and has been active in the venture capital industry for the past two decades. Additionally, he introduced and pioneered the U.S. venture capital concept in Asia and contributed towards the promotion of early-stage technology investing in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to WI, he was Vice President at Chappell & Co. and held management positions at EDS Nuclear and ECHO Energy.
Lip-Bu concurrently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and has been a member of the Cadence Board of Directors since 2004. He is also a board member of Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), Sina (NASDAQ: SINA), SMIC (NYSE:SMI / HKSE:981), a member of the VC Advisory Board of Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), a member of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a trustee of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and a member of the Committee of 100. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco for 9 years.
Lip-Bu holds a B.S. in Physics from Nanyang University in Singapore, an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco.