Chairman & CEO, Little Dragon Foundation
Dr. Carter Tseng has over 30 years of valuable experience in the high-tech industry. He was a co-founder of Microtek in 1980, the world class leader in the Image Scanner industry, one of the first and most successful IPO companies based in the prestigious Taiwan Science Park. Since retiring from active corporate management in 1998, Dr. Tseng has drawn on his rich experience and turned his attention to coaching and mentoring the CEO’s of tomorrow, as well as serving on the advisory boards of many enterprises.
Prior to returning to Taiwan in 1980, Dr. Tseng worked for over 10 years in USA based companies such as Lockheed, Xerox, and NRL where he held increasingly responsible positions in such areas as system design, technical marketing and Hi-Tech enterprise management. As a skillful negotiator, Dr. Tseng used his skills and entrepreneurial talents to secure many highly lucrative OEM, ODM, and distribution contracts with large globally recognized companies such as Siemens, Philips, Hitachi, GEC, Data I/O, Panasonic, Rockwell, and NEC.
After graduating with a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1970, Dr. Tseng earned his Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering from UCLA. He holds patents such as for Keyboardless Input Method, and has been active in publications.
For the last 10 years, Dr Tseng has been founder & CEO of the Little Dragon Foundation, whose mission is to guide entrepreneurs of tomorrow. At the same time, he has also held seats on the boards of several Hi-Tech technology enterprises, and educational organizations. He continues to serve as Vice Chairman of Arlotto, and Independent Director of TCL, Overseas Director of Canada National Institute of Nano-Technology, and Board of Director of China National Academy of Nano-Technology & Engineering.
Dr. Tseng is a Director of the USA-based “Committee of 100”, Board of Trustee of Give2Asia Foundation, and is Co-founder of ECO Foundation for environment. He is the special advisor to Tsinghua University President, and EMBA & CEO Training Professor. He also serves as Business Advisory Council (BAC) member for the University of Alberta, Canada. His academic posts have included Adjunct Professorships at City University of Hong Kong, University of Alberta (Canada). He is also a Co-founder of Monte Jade Science & Technology Association (USA).
Dr Tseng received the “2004 Distinguished Achievement Award” from CIE (Chinese Institute of Engineers, USA) in recognition of his “pioneering work and leadership in high-tech industry” and “contribution in education on industrial management”; was invited by USA give2Asia Foundation as Board of Trustee. In 2008, Dr Tseng received the National Friendship Award, the highest recognition granted to foreign experts in China.
Dr. Tseng is very happily married with a daughter studying at Oxford University for her PhD and presently divides his time among Beijing, Taiwan and USA in order to fulfill his many globally commitments.