Director since:
1999
Board and Committees:
Chairman Emeritus
Member of the Compensation and Board Development Committee


Mr. So brings expertise in building global businesses to the Board of Directors where he serves as Chairman Emeritus, and previously as Chairman from 1999 through 2011.


He is an established businessman and entrepreneur. Previous ventures include founder and CEO of Chemical New Tech Inc., a New York-based petrochemical trading company that does business in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and as founder and Managing Director of Pearl Textile Far East Ltd., a Hong Kong firm that specialized in textile raw material processing and trading,and garment manufacturing with offices in London, U.K. and Frankfurt, Germany.Previously, he owned and managed a private investment company with the primary focus of investing in business ventures.


Mr. So is the Honorary Chairman of the Fujian American Association of New York, a preeminent benevolent association serving new immigrants in New York.


Mr. So attended the University of Leeds where he received a Postgraduate Degree in Textile Industries.