Dr Chang Chia Juch
Chairman of China Development Industrial Bank
Dr Chang graduated from the School of Civil Engineering of Purdue University with Ph.D. degree in Transportation and Urban Engineering in 1979. He returned to Taiwan in 1981 to teach at National Chiao Tung University. In 1987, Dr Chang was recruited by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) of Taiwan and was appointed as the Director General of the Institute of Transportation. He was responsible for the overall planning and development of transportation infrustructure in Taiwan, including Taipei mass rapid transit system, national freeway and highway system, high-speed rail road, harbors and airports. Dr Chang was later promoted to Vice Minister of MOTC in 1995 to oversee not only the land, maritime, air transportation, but also the post, telecommunications, meteorology and tourism affairs. After his retirement from government in 2005, Dr Chang served various positions including President of Chung Hwa University, Chairman of China Steel Co., and Chairman of China Airlines. In 2013, Dr Chang was once again recruited by the Taiwan Government and was appointed as Minister of Economic Affairs. Dr Chang resigned in August 2014. He is now the Chairman of China Development Industrial Bank in Taiwan.