According to local Taiwan media reports, Chien Lee-Feng, director for Google Taiwan Engineering Research Center, will hold a concurrent post as general manager for Google Taiwan, replacing the company's former general manager Zhang Chengxiu.
Google Taiwan's general manager Zhang, who was in charge of Google Taiwan's business sector, asked for time off for health reasons in mid-September 2008 and then recently handed in a resignation letter. After Zhang's departure, both of Google Taiwan's business and R&D sectors will be led by Chien, says Google Taiwan.
Originally a scholar, Chien has been a professor in National Taiwan University and consultant for Microsoft's research institute in China. When the Taiwan office of Google was established three years ago, Chien was invited to be the director for its Engineering Research Center.
Although Chien does not have any experience in the business sector, he is quite confident in his new position. Chien says he hopes Google Taiwan can focus more on assisting Taiwanese manufacturers in extending their products into the overseas markets.