Mayor's Office: About Mayor
Dr. Eric Liluan Chu serves as the first and the incumbent Mayor of New Taipei since the city was upgraded and reorganized from its former entity Taipei County in 2010.
Before being elected to the current position in New Taipei City, Dr. Chu had served as the Vice Premier of the Executive Yuan (2009 to 2010), as the Magistrate of Taoyuan County (2001 to 2009), and as an elected member of Legislative Yuan (1999 to 2001).
Dr. Chu was elected the first mayor of the newly established city of New Taipei on 27 November 2010, and was reelected in 2014 for a second term in office. Noting the gap between the developments of New Taipei and Taipei, largely due to unbalanced focus on development of nation's capital city, Dr. Chu envisioned during the campaign for 2010 election to transform New Taipei by completing the mass rapid transit network in New Taipei, so as to increase mobility between and integration of formerly loosely connected townships.
Mayor Chu and his administration has put forward transformative innovative policy and effective governance to build a city to cope with urban challenges of modern age, including energy, demography, economic development, urban revitalization, and public-private partnership, among others. These reform programs in infrastructure and in policies have yielded successful results, and were recognized nationally and internationally, including ICF’s award for smart city projects, as well as by Financial Times and International Finance Corporation (of the UN’s World Bank) for New Taipei’s “excellence in city-led transformation” in 2016.
Dr. Chu studied at the National Taiwan University, earning a bachelor's degree in management in 1983, and a master's degree in finance in 1987 and a PhD in accounting in 1991, both from New York University’s Stern Business School. Mayor Chu is married and a proud father of their daughter and son.