Corporate Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
Christina Lai is appointed vice president for Corporate Legal Affairs and corporate secretary at Applied Materials, Inc., where she is a trusted advisor to the company’s Board of Directors and the executive leadership team with respect to securities, corporate governance, and executive compensation matters. She and her team also support the company’s corporate communications, investor relations, corporate finance transactions and equity, compensation and benefit programs.
Ms. Lai joined Applied from Yahoo!, where she held a variety of corporate governance and securities leadership roles over 11 years, most recently serving as vice president and deputy general counsel of corporate governance and assistant secretary. Before starting her in-house legal career, she was an associate with Latham and Watkins.
Ms. Lai serves on the Governance Advisory Committee of the Board of Directors of El Camino Hospital, a non-profit organization with hospital campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos. She was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the California Diversity Council in 2017 and 2018. She received her undergraduate degree in international relations from Stanford University and her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.