Eric Chu has been the mayor of New Taipei (former Taipei county) from the end of December 2010 and chair of the Kuomintang since January 2015. He previously served as a vice premier of Taiwan and magistrate of Taoyuan county.
Chu is currently viewed as the most prominent rising star within the KMT, as Ma Ying-jeou was before him. During his career as a legislator, Chu focused on financial and economic issues. He was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2003.
Birthplace: Taoyuan, Taiwan
Country of Citizenship: Taiwan
Marital Status: Married
Education: PhD, Accounting, New York University
2014-present Chairman, Kuomintang (KMT)
2010-present New Taipei City Mayor
2008-present Vice Chairman, KMT
2009-2010 Vice Premier, Taiwan
2001-2009 Magistrate, Taoyuan County
1999-2002 Legislator, Legislative Yuan
1992-2001 Professor, National Taiwan University
1990-1992 Assistant Professor, City University of New York