Wallace Pai was named GF’s Vice President and General Manager of China in July, 2016. He is based in Shanghai and responsible for driving the company’s strategic direction and growth in the greater China region as GF expands its presence and customer base in the region.
His decades of experience in China and extensive networks of business associates and contacts there give him a keen understanding of how China’s businesses work, as well as highly relevant experience in the mobile market space, which is a key target for GF.
Throughout his career as a senior executive at Motorola, Qualcomm, Samsung and Synaptics, Pai has shaped strategy and led numerous strategic initiatives and investments in China. He is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and has extensive access to business networks throughout the Greater China region.
Pai holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MSEE from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Early in his career, Wallace was a consultant for McKinsey & Company and a microprocessor design engineer at Intel.