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Dec 05, 2023

Emerson picks new legal chief

Michael Tang to succeed Sara Yang Bosco, who retires from Emerson on December 31

St Louis, Missouri-based Emerson Electric Company has recruited Michael Tang as senior vice president, corporate secretary and chief legal officer (CLO), effective January 1. As CLO, he will be responsible for all legal matters and global security regarding Emerson, such as corporate governance, M&A, compliance, dispute resolution and corporate and commercial operational matters.

Tang, who will join Emerson’s office of the CEO, is at present senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Agilent Technologies. Since joining Agilent in 2006, he has held roles of increasing responsibility and was lead attorney on the company’s spin-off of its electronic measurement business to form Keysight Technologies.

Before joining Agilent, Tang represented public and private technology companies on a range of corporate and securities matters at law firms Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Fenwick & West. He sits on the board of directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and will relocate to St Louis for his new role. 

Tang will succeed Sara Yang Bosco, who will retire from Emerson on December 31 after 18 years with the company. Bosco was previously president of Emerson’s Asia-Pacific organization and was responsible for corporate operations and strategic development in the Asia-Pacific region, a role she has held since 2008. She joined Emerson in 2005 as general counsel in Asia-Pacific.

Before moving to Emerson, she had worked with the company’s external legal counsel as a partner with the Hong Kong offices of the Baker & McKenzie and Perkins Coie law firms.

Emerson president and CEO Lal Karsanbhai says in a statement: ‘Michael is a dynamic leader who combines proven legal expertise with a great mind for strategy. As Emerson accelerates momentum as a global software and technology leader shaping the future of automation, Michael’s experience and enthusiasm will be invaluable to Emerson’s continued success.

‘Sara is a leader in every sense of the word. Her impeccable knowledge and judgment as a legal counselor have been such an asset to the organization. But more than that, Emerson colleagues have benefited from Sara’s passion for people and serving her community. We wish her the best in her well-deserved retirement.’