Robust industrial development has not only fueled Taiwan’s miraculous economic growth over the past half-century, but has also laid a solid economic basis for the nation’s continued survival. With the acceleration of liberalization and globalization and technological innovation around the world, Taiwanese companies and companies operating from Taiwan face challenges from others in fighting for global market share. In this age of “high-speed enterprises,” the government has an unshirkable mission and duty to create an operating environment conducive to business development. As the agency in charge of administering the national economy, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has implemented various economic policies and measures to help our industries reinforce their competitive advantage at different stages in Taiwan’s economic development.
The current minister of MOEA is Dr. Chia-Juch Chang. His sketch bio is as follows.
Doctor Degree in Engineering, Purdue University ( USA),1979
Master Degree in Civil Engineering, California State University, San Jose ( USA),1976
Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1973
Minister: Ministry of Economic Affairs (Feb. 2013 – present)
Chairman & CEO: China Airlines (Jan. 2011- Feb. 2013).
Vice Chairman & Executive Director of the Board: China Development Financial Holdings Corp. (Jul. 2010 – Feb. 2011)
Chairman & CEO: China Steel Corp. (Aug.2008 – Jun.2010)
Chairman: Sinotech Engineering Consultants (Jul.2008 – Jun.2010)
President & Distinguished Chair Professor: Chung Hwa University (2005 – 2008)
Vice Minister: Ministry of Transportation and Communications (1995－2005)
Chairman: Chunghwa Post Co. (2003)
Acting Director General: Civil Aeronautics Administration (1998)
Commissioner: Taiwan Provincial Government (1994 – 1995)
Director General: Institute of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (1987 – 1995)
Professor and Director: Institute of Traffic and Transportation, National Chiao Tung University (1982 – 1987)