Huoh Shoou-Yeh
INDSR’s Chairman Huoh Shoou-Yeh (霍守業) is a four-star General and a strategic advisor to the Office of the President, R.O.C. He was Chief of General Staff for Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense from May 2007 to 2009.
Mr Huoh has served as a Vice Defense Minister and the commander of the Army Command Headquarters in his more than five decades of distinguished military service.
Chief Executive Officer
Ming-Chi Chen
Dr. Chen Ming-chi (陳明祺) is a Chief Executive Officer at Institute for National Defense and Security Research. Prior to INDSR, Dr. Chen served as senior advisor at the National Security Council (NSC). Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University and his bachelor from the National Taiwan University, currently works as an associate professor at the National Tsing-Hua University, Institute of Sociology. His academics expertise include economic sociology, contemporary Chinese society, and complex organizations.
2020.7-2023.6 Senior Advisor, National Security Council
2018.7-2020.5 Deputy Minister, Mainland Affairs Council
2016-2018 Chair, Institute of Sociology, National Tsing-Hua University
2012-2012 Coordinator, M.A. Program in Contemporary China Studies, National Tsing-Hua University
Ph.D. in Sociology Yale
University Bachelor in Sociology National Taiwan University
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Ting-sheng Lee
Ting-sheng Lee is Deputy CEO at INDSR. He oversees the institute’s administrative operations. A former deputy commanding general of the ROCAF, Mr. Lee held leadership positions in the Ministry of National Defense, ROC, including as Vice Chief of General Staff, Deputy Chief of the General Staff for Communications, Electronics & Information (J6), and in the Department of Strategic Planning.
Mr. Lee is an alumni of core programs at the Harvard Kennedy School, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a two-star Lieutenant General, retiring in 2021 after 36 years of distinguished service. Mr. Lee earned his two Masters from National Taiwan University.
Acting Deputy CEO
Ming-Shih Shen
Dr Shen is Acting Deputy CEO for research at INDSR and its Director of the Division of National Security Research. He is a prominent scholar focusing on strategic theory; PLA studies; India defense and security; national security;and civil-military relations. He was a Visiting Fellow in 2010 to the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses in India.
Concurrently, Dr Shen is an adjunct associate professor at National Defense University (NDU) and Tamkang University in Taiwan. He formerly led NDU’s Graduate Institute of Strategic Studies. Dr Shen completed his PhD in political science from National Defense University in Taiwan.