INDSR Chief Executive Officer Handover Approved By Board of Directors

  • Date:2020/03/05


INDSR Chief Executive Officer Handover Approved By Board of Directors
National Security Council senior advisor brings deep Japan expertise
TAIPEI, Taiwan, R.O.C. – Mar 5, 2020 – The Institute for National Defense and Security Research today held a meeting of the Board of Directors to approve the handover of its chief executive officer.  

Departing CEO Dr Cheng-yi Lin will be succeeded by Dr Chen-wei Lin, a senior advisor to the National Security Council, R.O.C., who will take up his new role immediately.

A former deputy minister for the Mainland Affairs Council, R.O.C., Dr Cheng-yi Lin was seconded from Academia Sinica to help launch INDSR in May 2018 as Taiwan’s only national-level international think tank focused on defense and security affairs.

“It is with sincere thanks to outgoing CEO Cheng-yi Lin for his perseverance and pioneering efforts at INDSR to break new ground,” said INDSR Chairman Huoh Shoou-yeh. “Building on that solid foundation, we are confident his successor Dr Chen-wei Lin will be able to further raise the level of research at our institute.”

Dr Chen-wei Lin has a rich background in government and Japan affairs. He served as a senior advisor in Taiwan’s National Security Council under two administrations and was a core member of Taiwan’s representative office in Japan. He has taught as a professor at Hokkaido University Public Policy School and Tokoha University.

Dr Chen-wei Lin received his PhD from The University of Tokyo. He is fluent in Mandarin, English and Japanese.

Formally inaugurated on May 1, 2018, the Institute for National Defense and Security Research is dedicated to fueling knowledge-based policy analyses and strategic assessments on Taiwan’s security. Our mission is to safeguard Taiwan’s democracy and prosperity by strengthening mutual understanding and advancing common interests in the defense and security community both globally and at home. INDSR was listed among the “best new think tanks” in 2019 in the latest Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.