San-Cheng Chang was appointed as Executive Director on June 28, 2021. He is currently an independent director, the chairman of the investment committee and a member of the audit committee and the remuneration committee of Acer Incorporated, the shares of which are listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TSE: 2353) and London Stock Exchange (LSE: ACID) respectively. He is also the chairman of the SanCode Foundation, honorary dean of School of Big Data Management at Soochow University, and former Premier of the Executive Yuan of 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. Dr. Chang was also director of the Department of Planning and Evaluation of National Science Council. In addition, he served at Acer as vice president of the e-Enabling Service Business Group between 2000 and 2010, and was regional director of Google’s hardware operations in Asia between 2010 and 2012.
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.