Mei-Wei Cheng brings considerable executive leadership experience to Fontinalis. From July 2010 to April 2014, he served as the CEO of Siemens North East Asia and President & CEO of Siemens Ltd., China, where he had full responsibility for all of Siemens’ activities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mongolia. Prior to joining Siemens, Mei-Wei served as Chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Company (China) Ltd., as well as Corporate Group Vice President of Ford Motor Company. Mr. Cheng also held executive positions at GE, including corporate vice president, regional executive and president of GE Appliance—Asia, and chairman and CEO of GE China Ltd. He began his career at AT&T, where he last served as president of AT&T China.
Mei-Wei currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of LEAR Corporation, NIU Technologies, and INTERPLEX Holding, as well as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of HCP Packaging. Mr. Cheng previously served on the Board of Directors of Seagate Technology PLC (2013 to 2018) and Diebold, Inc (2009 to 2013). He served as a member of the Magna International’s China Advisory Board (2015 to 2018), Magna Technology Advisory Board (2017 to 2018) and CRH International China Advisory Board (2015 to 2018). He is also a Senior Advisor to ICONIQ Motors, Lumileds, and CareSyntax.
Mei-Wei is dedicated to the promotion of understanding between China and the world. He was a Vice Chairman of “Committee of 100” and was elected to the Board of Governors of American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham) for several years and was the Vice Chairman of AmCham in 1996. He also served as Advisors to the governments of Shaanxi, Wuhan and Zhengzhou.
Mei-Wei holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering / Operations Research from Cornell University, an MBA from Rutgers University, and he is a graduate of Dartmouth’s Tuck Executive Program and MIT’s Program for Senior Executives.