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Chou Li-fang Selected as 3rd Deputy Mayor

Mayor Ko Wen-je announced that Chou Li-fang will be appointed as the third deputy mayor of Taipei City Government on February 11. Chou is currently the professor of Department of Public Finance, National Chengchi University.
Chou stood out from a list of 56 qualified candidates in a public recruitment process. Three finalists were selected by an 8-member nomination committee from the pool of candidates. After receiving the list of nominees from the committee, the Mayor’s Office scheduled interviews with individual candidates before deciding on Chou.
According to Ko, Chou has an impressive educational background and professional experience, citing her stints as Dean of NCCU Office of Research and Development as well as Vice President of Bureau of National Health Insurance.
She will be supervising the Department of Culture and Department of Sports, which are gearing up to host the international events of 2016 World Design Capital and 2017 Universiade respectively.
Ko noted that the city government will announce the person who will become the chief executive officer for the 2017 sports event soon after discussions with Chou.
He vouched for the capabilities of the new deputy mayor to take the helm of important post, believing that Chou’s experience in financial affairs and management will equip her with what is needed to oversee the implementation of the complex projects.