Dr. Dan C. Lachica is the President of Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), the association representing the electronics industry, which makes up US$29B or 51% of total Philippine exports and directly employs 344,449 employees.
Dan has over 30 years of senior management experience in semiconductors, electronics and consumer goods manufacturing, 16 of which were in front-end semiconductor wafer fabs in Silicon Valley. Prior to his early retirement from the Lopez Group of companies, he was a SVP with First Philippine Holdings responsible for the electronics/solar manufacturing businesses. He had been the Philippine expat Managing Director of Iomega Corporation of Utah. He also held leadership positions at Hewlett Packard in California, Motorola in Arizona, American Microsystems Inc. in Idaho, and Procter & Gamble in the Philippines.
Dan is an expert in world-class initiatives such as Six Sigma (Black Belt & U.S. IQPC Judge), Balanced Score Card and Total Productive Maintenance. A licensed Electrical Engineer, he has received several awards including the Dr. Joseph Juran National Medal from the Philippine Society for Quality and Outstanding Electrical Engineer from the University of the Philippines (U.P.). He has BSEE from U.P. Diliman, an MBA from San Jose University in California, and a DBA (With Distinction) from De La Salle University. Dan is a PSHS batch 71B alumnus and currently sits in the Philippine Science High School System Board of Trustees as the Representative of the New and Emerging Sector. He is also a Board Member of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) representing the employer sector, and a Judge Chairman to the International ICT Awards Philippines.