Dr. Simon Chang

Dr. Simon Chang

Independent Director, June 2017 to November 2019, and since June 2020

Chairman, Investment Committee

Member, Audit Committee & Remuneration Committee

Specialty in telecommunication services, consumer discretionary, health care sectors*

Dr. Simon Chang is Chairman of the SanCode Education Foundation, Honorary Dean of School of Big Data Management at Soochow University, and former Premier of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan.

Dr. Chang began his career as a lecturer, associate professor, and professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of National Taiwan University from 1981 to 1990. He was Director for the National Center for High-Performance Computing from 1991 to 1997. From 1998 to 2000, he was Director of the Department of Planning and Evaluation of National Science Council. Between 2000 and 2010, he served at Acer as Vice President of the e-Enabling Service Business Group, and between 2010 and 2012, he was Regional Director of Google's hardware operations in Asia.

Dr. Chang’s political career began in 2012 when he was appointed as Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan. In 2014, he served as the minister at the Ministry of Science and Technology. In December 2014, Chang became Vice Premier of the Executive Yuan and subsequently the Premier.

With a solid engineering discipline, Dr. Chang earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University. He has a master’s degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

* Specialty sectors according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) classification, jointly developed by MSCI and the S&P Dow Jones Indices.