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Smartkem appoints Bill Freer as Chairmen

This new appoint fits SmartKem’s strategy seamlessly and will help reinforce its position industry-wide and strengthen its connections to the venture capital market

25 Jun 2012 | editor

SmartKem Limited has recently announced the appointment of Bill Freer as company chairman. Bill holds extensive experience in the global display’s and semiconductor industries, having built up a successful track record in senior management positions for a variety of industry-leading organisations, worldwide.

Bill brings to the role a breadth of experience and knowledge in the displays and semiconductor markets, having worked with leading organisations throughout a career spanning 40 years. His knowledge of growing businesses in Asia, along with the networks he has built up in the region will facilitate SmartKem’s aim of supplying its p-type organic semiconductor materials to device manufacturers and OEM’s in the Asian market.

Steve Kelly, CEO at SmartKem. “We made the decision to appoint Bill as his second-to-non industry experience in the international displays market, combined with the networks he has built up over the years in our desired regions mean Bill will bring invaluable knowledge to the company. We are confident that Bill will fit in with SmartKem’s strategy seamlessly and help reinforce our position industry-wide, whilst his strong connections in the venture capital market will provide us with a platform for further growth and investment.”

This appointment is another step in SmartKem’s global strategy and comes following the recent appointments of representatives in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.


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