Richard Lin

Hong Kong, Shanghai

consultant name

Richard Lin Egon Zehnder, Hong Kong, Shanghai


Richard Lin advises technology, telecom, and new media clients in Greater China and regionally. He is active in executive search and assessment, with expertise in semiconductors, communications, IT and digital segments. Richard is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice Group.


Previously, Richard was Vice President of Asia Sales for Atmel Corporation, responsible for broad line semiconductor business in consumer, communications, computing, industrial and automotive segments. Before that, he held several management roles at TriQuint Semiconductor while based in China and the US, most recently as Senior Director of Worldwide Geographical Sales. Prior to TriQuint, he worked in technology marketing at Centillium Communications, a Silicon Valley startup. Richard began his career in Japan as an R&D engineer for Mitsubishi Electric.

Richard earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree from Stanford University, both in Electrical Engineering. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

News and Publications

General Counsel Roundtable – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing

In April 2017 Egon Zehnder brought together a notable group of General Counsels and Legal/ Compliance Heads in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing GCs in Greater China. Several themes emerged during the roundtable events—themes that are relevant to any GCs in the region.

consultant name

Richard Lin Egon Zehnder, Hong Kong, Shanghai