Board of Directors

Charles Ren, MBA

Chairman of the Board
In current position since 2015

Charles Ren has over 7 years private equity investment experience with outstanding track record of value creation and post deal management in Great China Area. Former Executive Director of CVCi (Citi Venture Capital International) and Associate Director at Starr Intl., responsible investments in China and senior engagement manager of McKinsey. He earned a MBA from Swiss International Institute of Management (IMD) and Bachelor of Communications Engineering, from Shanghai Jiaotong University.


Edvard Kälvesten, PhD

Board Member, CEO and Co-Founder
In current position since 2002; employed with Silex since 2000

Edvard Kälvesten has more than 20 years of experience in the MEMS industry. Before founding Silex in 2000, he was research manager at the Swedish company Acreo. He also held an R&D position at RADI Medical. Kälvesten has filed some 10 patents and patent-pending applications. He founded Silex with four fellow MEMS experts from KTH and Acreo.


Faa-Ching Wang, PhD

Board Member
In current position since 2015

Faa-Ching Wang has more than 30 years of experience in semiconductor technology, operation, quality, and business development. As Manager of Texas Instruments’ (TI) worldwide printer head business unit, Faa-Ching was responsible for the general worldwide management of the company’s printer head integrated circuit business group. Faa-Ching holds four U.S. patents and three invention disclosures, and is the author of 39 articles published in a variety of technical publications.


Lars Hagdahl, MBA

Board Member
In current position since 2015

Lars is Managing Director of Empoleon AB, a private investment company focusing on investments in and active ownership in small and mid-size companies. Lars has over 20 years experience from the private equity industry. He has, among others, held positions as Senior Partner of CapMan and Swedestart Management and Senior Analyst at Euroventures Management. Currently he is Chairman of the Board in Scienta Omicron, Absortech, Samres, Ascilion and Vialen. Lars holds a M.Sc. in Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and a B.SC. in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University.