Board Members

RONG-I WU CHAIRMAN

Rong-I Wu is the Chairman of Taiwania Capital Management Corporation and Senior Advisor to the President of Taiwan, and the Chairman of Taiwan Water Resources and Agricultural Research Institute, the Board Member of Taiwan Thinktank, and Senior Adviser of the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research.

Dr. Wu served as Chairman of Taiwan Brain Trust, Vice Premier of the Executive Yuan, Chairman of Taiwan Stock Exchange, and Chairman of Taiwan Futures Exchange. He was Advisor to the Taiwan delegation to the APEC Ministerial and Leaders’ Meetings. He was also the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics, National Chung-Hsing University and the President of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research.

Dr. Wu received BA and MA in Economics, National Taiwan University in 1962 and 1965, and Ph.D. in Economics in 1971 from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

LIANG GEE CHEN DIRECTOR

Dr. Chen was the Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) from 2017 to 2020. He previously served as Political Deputy Minister of Ministry of Education (MOE) since 2016.

Dr. Chen is a professor of electrical engineering at National Taiwan University and research on video coding, circuits, chips, algorithms, and signal processing. He is an IEEE Fellow from 2001 for his contributions to algorithm and architecture design on video coding systems. He has been serving as a Co-Director General of National SoC Program since 2007 and was the Executive Vice President for Academics & Research of National Taiwan University from 2009 to 2012. Dr. Chen awarded TWAS Prizes and National Professorship in 2009 which is the most honorable academic awards in Taiwan. Dr. Chen has over 550 publications, 48 patents and 31 US patents.

Dr. Chen received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University in 1979, 1981, and 1986, respectively.

MING-HSIN KUNG DIRECTOR

Dr. Kung is the Minister of National Development Council (NDC) since May 2020. He was sworn as Minister without Portfolio, Executive Yuan in 2019, and previously served as Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Deputy Minister of National Development Council (NDC) from 2016 to 2018.

Dr. Kung played a crucial role in promoting the Five Plus Two Industrial Innovation Program during his time in both MOEA and NDC. The program was vital for industrial policy and economic development. Particularly, as he chaired the program, one of the Five Plus Two Program, Asia Silicon Valley Development Program, took a progression to build an ecosystem, which takes R&D as the core, for innovation and entrepreneurship in developing the next-generation industry. 

Prior to stepping into the political field, his expertise in the industrial economy, Macroeconomics and Econometrics has been widely recognized as a premier economist in Taiwan so he was a long-term policy advisor in Taiwanese government. Dr. Kung held several positions in a famous think tank, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER), starting as a research fellow and later as director of TIER’s Economic Development Strategic Planning Center and the Department of International Affairs and Vice President. 

Dr. Kung holds a PhD in economics from National Chung Hsing University and M.A.in economics from National Taiwan University.

PATRICK YANG DIRECTOR

Patrick Yang is the Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the CEO at JUNO Therapeutics. Most recently, Dr. Yang has been an independent consultant to biopharmaceutical companies. Until 2013, he served in a number of roles in the industry with Roche, Genentech, Merck & Co., General Electric, and Life Systems.

In his most recent industry role at Roche, he was Executive Vice President and Head of Global Technical Operations, responsible for the company’s pharmaceutical manufacturing, process development, engineering, quality, technical regulatory, supply chain, and procurement. At Merck, he led worldwide materials management, planning, global procurement, distribution and logistics, management engineering, third-party manufacturing, automation and manufacturing support functions for the company’s manufacturing plants around the globe.

Dr. Yang earned a B.S. in engineering from the National Chiaotung University in Taiwan, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. in engineering from the Ohio State University.